The best mental-health responders in the world can help only if emergency dispatchers know when to deploy them.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2022/02/mental-health-crisis-police-intervention/622842/
A few short years ago the mantra for a successful Mental Health community safety net was the Police AND the those from Mental Heath community because they understood the value of having the police at Mental Health emergency calls. Now with abolish the police the community will loose the services that are need from the police. This can be extremely dangerous to the community and the person in crisis. Ignoring this will not make the necessity for the police disappear. This article illustrates this fact.
An early report on New York’s mental-health first responders earns media cheerleading, but the data are skewed for their success.
— Read on www.city-journal.org/nyc-mental-health-responders-cannot-replace-police
NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
— Read on nami.org/Advocacy/Crisis-Intervention/Crisis-Intervention-Team-(CIT)-Programs
Arrestees who are mentally incompetent to stand trial are supposed to be sent for treatment. But thousands are being warehoused in jails for months without a conviction.
— Read on www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2019/12/when-mental-illness-becomes-jail-sentence/603154/
One day, one city, no relief: To capture San Francisco’s homeless crisis, we sent dozens of journalists onto the streets for 24 hours straight. Here’s what they found.
— Read on projects.sfchronicle.com/sf-homeless/24-hours-homelessness/
This article describes Stockton, California PD’s wellness network aimed at helping officers deal with stress and trauma. The award-winning initiative includes a significant orientation for new recruits and proactive measures when officers encounter difficult situations in the field. The police department endured layoffs earlier in the decade while the city went through bankruptcy, adding to…
— Read on gcordner.wordpress.com/2019/02/23/focus-on-wellness-in-stockton/
This is an interesting article about people in jail and mental illness.
People with mental illnesses in jails around the country are routinely dying in horrific ways and under preventable circumstances, a Virginian-Pilot investigation has found.
— Read on pilotonline.com/content/tncms/live/