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Crisis Intervention

The Crisis Intervention Team's goal is to provide an effective response to situations involving people who might be mentally ill or in crisis.

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The Crisis Intervention Team works with people in the Albuquerque Community who exhibit chronic behavior patterns that may pose risks to themselves or others.

One of the team's primary goals is to ensure that situations involving people in crisis are defused so that force may be avoided and proper medical attention or referral to an appropriate follow-up agency is provided.

The team also works closely with the mental health care provider network to help identify deficiencies in our health care programs.

For more information or to get involved, please consider attending the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee meeting. Learn more about the MHRAC.

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing a life threatening behavioral health crisis please call 911 and ask for a Mobile Crisis Team or an Enhanced Crisis Intervention Team Officer (ECIT). 

Mobile Crisis Teams are available from 10am to 10pm 7 days a week and ECIT officers are available 24 hours a day every day of the year.

For a non-life threatening crisis visit or call 1-855-NMCRISIS (662-7474).