Last year alone, Reno Police responded to roughly 2,100 suicide calls along with 730 calls for other mental health concerns. Reporter Rocio Hernandez examines how Northern Nevada is grappling with this issue.
Local law enforcement agencies agree one on thing:
"Putting people behind bars doesn't fix mental health," says Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen.
Over in Sparks, the police department is implementing crisis intervention training so that every officer can better understand how to deescalate situations without using force.