Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri (MHA-EM) has a long and varied history of working with law enforcement. The consistent goal throughout this work has always been two-fold:

Our current work in this endeavor consists of our Street Talk newsletter and participation in the Crisis Intervention Team.

Street Talk newsletter

Through collaboration with local mental health agencies and police departments, we produce and distribute Street Talk, a mental health newsletter for law enforcement professionals. Its purpose is to:

If you are a police officer or work in Probation and Parole, and want to read or sign up to receive Street Talkclick here.

Crisis Intervention Team

MHA-EM is a proud partner agency in the Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) of Greater St. Louis. The goal of CIT is to deliver positive law enforcement crisis intervention to those experiencing a mental health crisis. This goal is accomplished by:

We partner in this work to ensure high-quality training and education for officers by serving on the Curriculum Training Committee, and routinely presenting Community Resource information for officers who attend the 40-hour training program. We also serve on the Council, the governing body for the St. Louis area’s CIT program.