County supervisors greenlight mental health program for first responders
Excerpts from San Diego Union-Tribune article
On Tuesday the San Diego County Board of Supervisors unanimously backed a proposal creating a new behavioral health program that will provide confidential mental health services to all first responders in the county, even if they are retired.
Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, who penned the proposal, hopes this new program will combat that and serve as an important tool in helping to reduce suicide among first responders as well.
“First responders across San Diego County in the midst of a mental health crisis will be able to quickly access clinician assistance confidentially without the barriers that today are preventing them from getting the help they need, " said Fletcher in a statement after the vote.