The Police-Mental Health Linkage System for Melancholia

Phase-Based Progress Estimates
Melancholia+6 More
The Police-Mental Health Linkage System - Other
All Sexes
What conditions do you have?

Study Summary

This trial is testing a new way to help people with mental illnesses who have encounters with police officers. Half of the participants will have a message appear to the officer during a background check that will notify the officer of the subject's mental health considerations and provide a phone number to a mental health provider.

Eligible Conditions
  • Melancholia
  • Mental disorders
  • Behavior Disorders
  • Manic Disorder

Treatment Effectiveness

Effectiveness Progress

1 of 3

Study Objectives

1 Primary · 1 Secondary · Reporting Duration: 24 months of study enrollment

Month 24
Lower likelihood of being arrested and lower number of arrests for participants randomized to receive the Police-MH linkage system.
Lower number of absences from care of >3 months for participants randomized to receive the Police-MH linkage system.

Trial Safety

Trial Design

2 Treatment Groups

No Intervention
1 of 2
1 of 2
Active Control
Experimental Treatment

1400 Total Participants · 2 Treatment Groups

Primary Treatment: The Police-Mental Health Linkage System · No Placebo Group · N/A

Experimental Group · 1 Intervention: The Police-Mental Health Linkage System · Intervention Types: Other
No InterventionNoIntervention Group · 1 Intervention: No Intervention · Intervention Types:

Trial Logistics

Trial Timeline

Approximate Timeline
Screening: ~3 weeks
Treatment: Varies
Reporting: 24 months of study enrollment

Who is running the clinical trial?

New York State Psychiatric InstituteLead Sponsor
455 Previous Clinical Trials
147,175 Total Patients Enrolled
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)NIH
2,522 Previous Clinical Trials
1,813,190 Total Patients Enrolled
Michael T Compton, M.D., M.P.H.Principal InvestigatorColumbia University

Eligibility Criteria

Age 18+ · All Participants · 5 Total Inclusion Criteria

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About The Reviewer

Michael Gill preview

Michael Gill - B. Sc.

First Published: October 18th, 2021

Last Reviewed: October 25th, 2022

Michael Gill holds a Bachelors of Science in Integrated Science and Mathematics from McMaster University. During his degree he devoted considerable time modeling the pharmacodynamics of promising drug candidates. Since then, he has leveraged this knowledge of the investigational new drug ecosystem to help his father navigate clinical trials for multiple myeloma, an experience which prompted him to co-found Power Life Sciences: a company that helps patients access randomized controlled trials.