The Michigan Crisis Response Association (MCRA) is a cooperative effort of crisis response teams throughout the State of Michigan.  There are approximately 56 registered teams in Michigan whose membership is comprised of individuals from law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services, hospital staff, clergy, educators, and mental health professionals.  MCRA and the annual conference provide training for individuals and team members, further development of new teams, and provide support for established teams.  MCRA is a private nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.



MCRA's mission is to promote, facilitate, and support the activities, operations, and training of agencies and response teams that are involved in critical incident management.
To fulfill this mission the MCRA will: 

  • Assist communities in identifying groups that are at risk of experiencing traumatic stress.
  • Develop training for service providers who would reach out to traumatized groups.
  • Assist communities in developing crisis response plans. 
  • Provide support to local resources. 
  • Maintain contact with local crisis response teams throughout Michigan. 

MCRA will accomplish this mission in a manner which respects the autonomy of each community and the need for each community to be in control of its own recovery.


The First Responder Privileged Communication Bill (SB 444) was passed unanimously on February 9, 2016 and was signed into law by Governor Snyder on Tuesday, March 22, 2016!

This legislation legally protects the confidentiality of first responders receiving CISM services from CISM teams.  It also protects the CISM peers/team members that are assisting first responders.  Click here to download/view Senate Bill 444.


History of MCRA

The Michigan Crisis Response Association (MCRA) was formed in 1988 and was originally founded as the Michigan Crisis Response Team.  MCRA was created in response to the need for mental health support following critical incidents in our communities.  Research and the experience gained from the response to the crash of Flight 255, and other less dramatic community crisis, have made it clear that first responders and community residents can be helped to manage their stress reactions following events such as these. 

Read more: History of MCRA
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