(via CBSNewYork)- NYPD Officer Kelly Habekostbeen has been through CIT — Crisis Intervention Training — to deal with the homeless in Harlem.
“It trained me on how to approach them,” she said.
“Maybe one person you would approach in a friendly manner, whereas another one you might have to be a little more serious.”
Tony Aiello took an exclusive look at a new NYPD outreach program in Harlem aimed at a more personal approach to the problem.
Read more from CBS New York [HERE].
Read more on how the NYPD Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training is helping officers engage people in crisis [HERE].
If you are having thoughts of suicide, help is available. You have options and you are not alone. You can call the Life Line at 1-800-273-8255 or 911 for an emergency. You can also text “Talk” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741.
If you know someone who might be in a crisis, you do not have to be an expert to help them. Get tips here: www.NYPDnews.com/TalkToMe