If You’re Hurting, We Can Help

Posted on January 29, 2021

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It is no secret that people are stressed out now more than ever. The combination of a global pandemic, social/political unrest, and financial pressures has caused an increase in mental health calls for first responders. These runs often manifest themselves as neighbor conflicts, domestic disputes, self-harm, and alcohol/drug abuse issues. Montgomery Officers routinely respond to these calls and would like to make everyone aware of community resources.

For mental health emergencies, citizens can call the Montgomery Police Department at 513-985-1600 or the Hamilton County Mobile Crisis Team (MCT) at 513-584-5098. The MCT is made up of clinically trained personnel who respond to mental health emergencies throughout the community. The MCT often works with police officers to deescalate persons and connect them with treatment.

For non-emergency mental health calls, please contact Mental Health Access Point (MHAP) at (513) 558-8888. This is a centralized access point that matches customers with various service providers.

For substance abuse issues, citizens can call the Recover Health Access Center at (513)281-7422. They provide 24-hour service for a full continuum of substance abuse issues for individuals and families.

The Montgomery Police Department is committed to protecting the community and ensuring the safety of all residents. Montgomery Officers attend a week-long training course developed by local healthcare providers that teach officers how to deescalate people experiencing a mental health crisis. The training also introduces officers to “customers,” and officers get to hear their 1st hand accounts of living with various mental health issues. If you or a loved one need assistance, please reach out to the above resources or contact the Montgomery Police Department at 513-985-1600.

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