Dane County is studying if a restoration center is needed for mental health crises. A planned psychiatric hospital in the Madison area could be part of the solution.
In the Madison area, Strategic Behavioral Health says it will build a psychiatric hospital with 72 beds. Other providers say it’s too early to tell how much the new facility is needed, since the company hasn’t released details about what services it will offer.
Police in Dane County are using mental health officers and crisis intervention training to improve interactions with people who are mentally ill.