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County Officials Highlight Early Success of Mobile Crisis Response Team Program

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County officials on Monday discussed the debut of a new County program designed to help people experiencing mental health or substance use crises by dispatching behavioral health experts to emergency calls instead of law enforcement when appropriate

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County to Add Psychiatric Beds, Strengthen Behavioral Health Services

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The County Board of Supervisors today got an update on and voted to take the next step in immediate and long-term strategies to support San Diegans in psychiatric crisis and to help prevent such incidents from occurring.

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Suicides Rise Slightly in San Diego County

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The number and rate of people who died by suicide in San Diego County rose slightly again last year, according to the San Diego County Suicide Prevention Council’s 2019 Report to the Community released Thursday.