Document Type

Capstone Project

Publication Date

Fall 11-1-2022


Stevenson Center, Crisis Intervention, Bloomington, CIT, Mental Health


This research project examines Bloomington, Illinois’s emergency response system to mental health crises. Through a review of the emergency response resources at the national, state, and local level, this capstone identifies where Bloomington has been successful and where there are still gaps. In response, this study offers recommendations for how Bloomington can address those gaps and how other cities can analyze their mental health emergency response system similarly. Finally, limitations and future research are discussed.