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When a young man with harmful intentions is persuaded to seek help, a Behavioral Threat Assessment and Management team’s prompt intervention illustrates their essential function
Prioritize first responder safety and wellness with grants to support initiatives for mental health, resilience and physical fitness
The Summit Wellness Center supports the physical, mental, spiritual, social and financial wellbeing of all local first responders and their families
The funding will boost Community-Led Crisis Response Teams, enhancing coordination between law enforcement and mental health professionals during mental health crises
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The program allows deputies to call on mental health providers when they encounter someone who could benefit from treatment services, housing assistance, counseling or other assistance
“It’s taking some of the workload from us and shifting the resources to the appropriate responders,” said LAPD interim Chief Dominic Choi
Mike Lawson leads the charge in bolstering officer support, outlining initiatives for peer support, resilience groups, wellness hours and mental health check-ins
Exploring proactive strategies for mental health and wellness within the law enforcement community with Chief Dave Norris and Chaplain Jared Altic
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is implementing a 911 screening process that involves a few short questions to determine if a deputy or a mental health expert will respond to the call
The first-line supervisor holds a unique position to guide and protect their team in ways unmatched by anyone else in the department
Discover how LMPD’s Wellness Unit’s framework paved the way for officer support and agency resilience following a 2023 active shooter incident at the Old National Bank
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“We are against the wall,” said Chief John Clair, an Army veteran who sometimes shuttles patients himself, and did so last month on a nearly 15-hour round trip to a hospital on the other side of the state
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Some counselors said they had received training only in talking to people experiencing suicidal thoughts and not how to deal with other mental health issues, such as anxiety attacks, substance intoxication and withdrawal and mood disorders
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“In times of need, we want to do everything we can to protect those in crisis and get them timely help and health,” Gov. Phil Murphy said
“This is an enormous step forward in our ability to respond to mental health emergencies,” Mayor Linda Gorton said. “It will make it possible for us to provide the most appropriate response to an individual in crisis and connect them to the best resource”
“It’s our responsibility to decriminalize mental illness,” says Sheriff Kalvin Barrett
Under the program is paired up with a Cleveland police officer who is trained in crisis intervention
“It’s critical for our agency to look objectively at our actions … to help reduce the risk that something like this will happen again,” Sheriff Joel Merry stated
“This is about the opportunity to function as a guardian before we have to function as a warrior.”
“These deputies never had a chance,” Sheriff Chad Chronister said. “They didn’t have a chance to get out of the way”
A series of community focused initiatives will focus on bridging the gap between policing, technology and mental health
The Community Assisted Response and Engagement (CARE) department will send civilian responders to calls that do not warrant a police or fire response
A premature rush to routinely dispatch psychologists and social workers to the scene of potentially lethal police-citizen encounters may be a matter of misapplied good intentions
After a driver explained upsetting circumstances, he asked for a hug; the deputy was happy to give him one and offered some encouragement
Experts say movements meant to show reverence and gratitude can also factor into a concept called “meta-dehumanization”
Under a new mandate, California mental health agencies stand to lose funding if they collaborate with law enforcement. Here’s why that is a mistake
The program aims for nurses to work alongside police officers to assist individuals struggling with substance use disorders and mental health
“The reality is that these jobs are very demanding, they’re stressful and they’re emotionally taxing,” Miami-Dade Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said
Crisis intervention program manager Courtney Tassin discusses the benefits of pairing police with clinicians to respond to mental health crisis calls