Mental Health Co-Responder

A licensed mental health professional responds to calls for service, with officers, that involve the need for mental health intervention which may include:

  • helping to de-escalate an individual who is in distress
  • clinically assessing the need for immediate mental health services, such as hospitalization
  • providing information to the individual and their family about mental health resources available in the community.

For more information or assistance, contact the Olathe Police Department's Mental Health Co-Responder at 913-971-7461.

 

Additional mental health resources include the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 or the Johnson County Mental Health crisis line at 913-268-0156.  Both of these numbers are monitiored 24 hours a day / seven days a week.  Help is also available at suicidepreventionlifeline.org.