Behavioral Health Community Crisis Center of East Idaho

FILE — The Behavioral Health Crisis Center of East Idaho opened in December 2014. The facility is open 24/7 and has received 2,359 visits, Director Brenda Price said.

Ten years ago, police in Idaho Falls responding to an incident involving a person with a mental illness had two options: leave the person where they are, or take them to jail. 

In 2014 a new option became available: Take them to the Behavioral Health Community Crisis Center of East Idaho, where people going through a mental health crisis can receive help. 

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