NYLPI Criticizes City Council Mental Health Crisis Response LegislationMarch 4, 2021
In testimony to the City Council Lowenkron condemned other aspects of the legislation as well, including having crisis teams take up to 30 minutes to respond, as compared to the City’s current average 8-10 minutes for responding to other emergencies. Lowenkron did highlight positive aspects of the proposed legislation, including the role of peers (people with lived mental health experience) as part of mental health crisis response teams, as well as establishment of an emergency hotline number separate from 911.
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