By Terry Kovarik
Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Deputies have a direct link to help people they meet up with who may be dealing with a mental health crisis. The sheriff’s department has contacts with the Kewaunee County Department of Human Services staff who are available around the clock. Sheriff Matt Joski says by having quick access to such experts they can keep mental health situations from becoming criminal matters.
Other communities are also taking steps to help those in crisis, including having professionals with mental health counseling as part of their law enforcement staff.