So, it appears if there is violence involved, then they are left to only the police to handle, and we know what the usual outcome of that will be - a take down or worse, so i guess mental assessment comes after the fact in these cases.
Quote:What types of calls do the MCITs not attend?
individuals who are intoxicated on drugs or alcohol
violent individuals or people with weapons
As for self-harm/attempt suicide cases, 9-1-1 must be called first, for proper assessment and assistance.
So, Shadow, it would appear if a friend is depressed and talking about 'life is not worth living', but not talking about self-harm nor suicide, are we still requied to call 9-1-1?
There is a difference between depression talk and actual suicidal talk, isn't there? Isn't it common that those who threaten depression to really be seeking caring and understanding (not so much sympathy)?