Diverse Perspectives on the Mental Health Crisis Hold Process: Roles, Challenges and Recommendations

Officer Brandon Cassinelli, Reno Police Department; Officer Stacy Short, Las Vegas Metro; Liz Evans, MSW, St. Mary’s social worker; Dr. Greg Juhl, Renown Emergency Department, Dr. Irena Vitkovitsky, M.D., Dignity Health, Cherylyn Rahr- Wood, MSW, CASAT/ Office of Suicide Prevention; Char Frost, Family Member; Allison Zednicek, Chief Executive Officer, Desert Parkway Behavioral Health and Reno Behavioral Healthcare Hospital; Dr. Ayse Yasar, M.D., Washoe County Courts; Dr. Gregory Brown, M.D., Clark County Courts; Kris Riley, Esq., Washoe County Public Defender, Steve Rye, Esq., Lyon County District Attorney