Henderson takes innovative approach to behavioral health and substance abuse crises


Henderson takes innovative approach to behavioral health and substance abuse crises

Addressing the now-decades long crisis of substance use and abuse requires bold solutions. As the mayor of Henderson, I am proud to share an innovative, collaborative initiative of law enforcement and

intersections with behavioral health.

Henderson recently launched a Mobile Crisis Intervention Team (MCIT) to more directly respond to behavioral health and substance use crises. As a public safety advocate and mother of a physician, this is a special initiative to me personally, and I think it is an important model for how cities address complex problems.

The impetus behind the MCIT began in 2019 as concerns were growing after a decade long crisis of over-prescribing addictive painkillers for both minor and chronic ailments. People who became addicted to painkillers quickly switched to illicit opioids such as heroin and, more recently, illegally manufactured fentanyl.

Read Full Story







GET INVOLVED


MichelleRomeroNV@gmail.com
2520 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 104 - Henderson, NV 89074



    Paid for by the Committee to Elect Michelle Romero
    ©2023 Michelle Romero | All rights reserved
    2520 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 104, Henderson, NV 89074