Mental Health Alert Wristbands

Mental Health Alert WristBands, Inc.

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Mental Health Alert Wristbands

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Our Mission

The mission of Mental Health Alert Wristbands, Inc. is to bring Law Enforcement and those with a mental illness together to break the stigma between the two.  The goal is to keep those with a mental illness and Law Enforcement safe during a time of crisis.

Dottie Bailey

A Message From The CEO

Having a mental illness is scary. There is an uncertainty as to what is going to happen in our lives. When, how, and where it happens; who’s around; and what the outcome will be is something that can weigh on your mind. If you’ve experienced manic or psychotic episodes, then you may understand the underlying fear of it happening again.

This is one of the reasons I created the Mental Health Alert Wristband. I’ve experienced manic episodes and know that my behavior can mimic that of someone who is out of control and causing trouble. Others I know have been arrested and put in jail for this behavior.

As a Community Instructor in CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) classes, the police officers ask for a way to identify those of us who have mental health diagnoses. They want to help us get the proper medical care we need and to not have to take us to jail. Many times, officers can’t communicate with someone who is having a manic or psychotic episode, much less get identification from them. Being able to see someone with the wristband on can change how a person’s behavior is viewed instantly. It can help keep you out of jail and get you the proper medical care you need.

You can also show it to medical personnel and others you choose to so that they can be aware of your diagnosis and help you in a time of crisis. This wristband is already affecting lives all around the United States and Canada. Purchase one for yourself and feel the security that comes with it, knowing that while your diagnosis is protected, law enforcement can still recognize it and help you in times of crisis.

Dottie Bailey, CEO

If you would like to learn more about mental illnesses and where to get help,
contact National Alliance on Mental Illness

If you have thoughts of hurting yourself, please contact

the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

~ There is no shame in having a mental illness. ~

Dottie Bailey, CEO

People Wearing Wristbands and holding hands

Dottie Bailey, CEO and creator of the Mental Health Alert Wristbands, has lived with a mental illness since 1989. She is a Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.) Community Instructor and a Certified Peer Specialist. Dottie was inspired to create the wristbands after meeting many law enforcement officers in Crisis Intervention Team (C.I.T.) classes who requested some way to identify individuals with a mental illness. Her greatest desire is for law enforcement and people with mental illnesses to come together so lives can be saved. Dottie has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Wayland Baptist University. She received the Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for the State of Georgia in 2013. In 2020, Mental Health Alert Wristbands became a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization.