Toronto police app maps out mental health services for people in crisis

Toronto police officers now have an app that will help them connect someone experiencing a mental health crisis with the support services closest to them.

But the hope, one of its creators says, is that the public starts using the app — which pinpoints the user's location and generates a map of services — to prevent an emergency.

"What we're working with our partners here to do, is to achieve some proactive success where individuals have access to the resources ... that they need before somebody needs to call 911," said Ian Williams, manager of business intelligence and analytics for the police.

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