Photo by Andrew Weeks

Everyone knows the feeling of stress.  Everyone knows depression at one time or another.

The state of Idaho is pioneering an effort to keep these people out of jails and psychiatric wards

Others have experienced nervous breakdowns or struggle with addictions.  Not everyone going through a trial period in life is a criminal.  The state of Idaho is pioneering an effort to keep these people out of jails and psychiatric wards.  Four Crisis Centers have been opened in the state with the idea an ounce of prevention can save money and potentially lives.

The Crisis Center of South Central Idaho opened in Twin Falls last year.  Retired State Trooper Cliff Katona is the Director of Security and Community Relations.  He spent some time with us today on Top Story.