For Police, a Playbook for Conflicts Involving Mental Illness

Studies have found that the training can alter the way officers view people with mental illness. And the approach, which teaches officers ways to defuse potentially violent encounters before force becomes necessary, is useful for officers facing any volatile situation, even if amental health crisis is not involved, law enforcement experts say.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/26/health/police-mental-illness-crisis-intervention.html?_r=0

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