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This is what it’s like to be arrested while suffering mental illness

More than half of all prison and jail inmates have a mental health issue. You can imagine the kind of reaction someone like me might have when delusions trigger an incident in which a police officer wants to engage with … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Coalition says police need better training when confronting mentally ill

Coalition says police need better training when confronting mentally ill “Recent high-profile tragedies demonstrate the need for law enforcement officers to receive additional training to safely address crisis situations involving persons with mental health conditions,” Curtis Ramsey-Lucas, managing director of … Continue reading

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How Police Officers Are (or Aren’t) Trained in Mental Health

How Police Officers Are (or Aren’t) Trained in Mental Health The recent Capitol Hill shooting of an unarmed woman by police officers, and the uncertainty surrounding her mental state at the time she drove her car into a White House barricade, is a stark … Continue reading

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