Putting People First
Access to care for individuals in crisis
Access to timely treatment
Sense of dignity
Recognition of community mental health needs
How It Works
Individual Completes Form
Enter your information on the form below, including medical history and Emergency Contact information.
Local 911 Office Receives Form
Hit "Send" at the bottom of the form to automatically send your information to your local 911 office.
Crisis Response is Updated
The information is added to a personal file so that mental health services will be offered during a future crisis.
This Marcus Alert System form automatically disseminates critical information reliably, and confidentially to first responders in Halifax, Mecklenburg, and Brunswick counties.
More About the Marcus Alert
The Marcus Alert aims to provide behavioral health responses to behavioral health emergencies and reduce negative outcomes involving use of force in law enforcement interactions when an individual is experiencing a behavior health crisis related to a mental health, substance use, or developmental disability.
The Alert is named for Marcus-David Peters, a young, Black, biology teacher who was shot
by Richmond police in 2018 in the midst of a mental health crisis.
Halifax Sheriff's Department
Halifax Police Department
South Boston Police Department
Mecklenburg Sheriff's Office
South Hill Police
Chase City Police
Brunswick Sheriff's Office
La Crosse Police
Virginia State Police
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Individualized Competent Care
Southside Behavioral Health provides individualized culturally competent care in our communities, by supporting wellness and quality of life in a recovery-oriented environment and professional manner.