Sarah Bassing-Sutton, The Connection’s Community Suicide Prevention Coordinator, joins Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas on WFRV-TV to discuss our community’s work to create the “ideal system response” for those who experience mental health crises.

“The ideal system response is the way that we would want the system to respond if our loved one was in a mental health or suicide crisis,” says Sarah. “How can we redesign what a first responder looks like, how can we take a different look at what an emergency room experience feels like, as well as how does the community of professionals respond when there is death by suicide.”