A Wyoming legislative committee recommended approval of a major reform to the state’s system for dealing with people involuntarily detained in a mental health crisis Monday night.
The system is known as “Title 25.” The bill approved by the committee would give courts the ability to order people to undergo outpatient treatment; right now they can usually only order forced hospitalization, or let the patient go.
A few weeks after Cody officer Seth Horn went through Crisis Intervention Training, or “CIT,” he went out on a call to see a man who was potentially suicidal.
“I started speaking with this person, and some things were lining up with the report that we got,” Horn said in a department conference room. “And then, using the training, I started to ask some very specific questions.”