On Saturday, November 3, at Towngreen Park in The Woodlands, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hosted its annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk. The Precinct 1 Mental Health Division / Crisis Intervention Team was honored to receive the Lifesaver of the year award from this organization. This award was presented to the Constables Office for their outstanding work in the community for their intervention with citizens in mental health crisis. Constable Philip Cash along with Lieutenant Brian Luly and Sergeant Billy Beavers were present to accept the award.
After taking office in 2017, Constable Cash initiated the Crisis Intervention Team where specially trained Constable Deputies respond, county wide to those having a mental health episode. This year, this division was increased to eleven (11) deputies and expanded their coverage to seven (7) days a week.
This year, to date, the Mental Health Division / Crisis Intervention Team has responded to one thousand six hundred sixty seven (1667) calls for service; where a citizen was in crisis or in need of transportation to a mental health facility. We have partnered with: local law enforcement agencies; community organizations; hospitals and metal health facilities to assure continued success with this program. We are here for you!