Course detail: Understanding Mental Illnesses

Understanding Mental Illnesses is designed to provide a basic understanding of mental health and illnesses that will allow law enforcement officers to identify, understand, and respond to the signs of mental health illnesses and disorders that they could expect to encounter while responding to a mental health crisis. Completion of this course is estimated to take .75 hours.

Core Competencies:
  • Participants will support their wellness and resilience with skills learned in the physical, mental, spiritual and emotional areas required of law enforcement officers. 
  • Participants will be able to decide upon prescribed courses of action or techniques that will provide a greater level of safety in a variety of environments, events and situations. 

Course Objectives: 
  • Identify and understand signs of mental illness. 
  • Establish law enforcement responsibilities in responding to mental health illnesses and disorders. 
Who Should Attend:  
  • Law Enforcement Officers 

  • Self-paced online reading
  • Videos

Course Requirements: 
  • Complete a multiple choice exam with a score of 70% or better

Available sessions