Responding to a Mental Health Crisis: Training Video

We’re proud to be a part of the Mental Health and Law Enforcement Task Force in Bergen County. The initiative allows us to collaborate with law enforcement and various mental health providers, while widening our reach to help remove the stigma associated with mental illness. As part of this initiative, the task force developed educational materials to ensure the widest possible distribution of this valuable information. A result of that effort is shown in our first video, “Responding to a Mental Health Crisis“.

About the Video

CarePlus partnered with local law enforcement officers, mental health providers, as well as advocates, planning, and media specialists to produce a community health message on how to effectively respond to a mental health crisis. The video shows what can happen when a person experiences a mental health crisis and how family members, police, and mental health screeners respond to the crisis.

Amie Doyno, Director of the CarePlus Psychiatric Emergency Screening Program (PESP, also known as 262-HELP), uses her experience as a Certified Mental Health Screener to illustrate what could happen when someone experiences a mental health crisis.

A brochure with additional information on how to respond during a mental health crisis is available in PDF format by clicking here. To order a DVD of the video or printed brochures, contact the Bergen County Mental Health Board Office at or call 201-634-2750.

CarePlus also offers on-site training for mental health crisis response, as well as Mental Health First Aid training from certified trainers. Click here to contact us for more information.