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How America’s criminal justice system became the country’s mental health system

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchIt is unfortunate that in our country in this time period, we still expect the police to take care of mentally ill people because they act different, act erratically, act violently, or act in … Continue reading

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Police training addresses suicide, domestic violence, road rage, DWI

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Here is an article from the Poughkeepsie Journal that illustrates the frustration felt by ill-equiped police when faced with a mentally ill person.  In the past, that person was either ignored or thrown … Continue reading

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States slash $1.8 billion in mental health funds since 2009

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchHere’s an article I found that shows how serious the situation is becoming in the state of Mental Health Care in our country.  We cannot afford to sit by and allow these cuts to … Continue reading

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SF police getting crisis intervention training

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search For quite some time now, I have showcased many articles that show the trend of utilizing the police to deal with the mentally ill instead of getting them treatment.  Our prisons and jails … Continue reading

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Task force calls for more mental health training after Williams shooting

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis is a sad article about a sad situation.  I understand the actions of the police, but my heart goes out to this woman who was suffering.  Please read this article and visit the … Continue reading

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Murder in Fresno Doubles, Mental Health Plays a Role

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchUnfortunately, with cutbacks and loss of psychiatric beds for treatment, this story will be seen and heard more and more.  Mental illness is real.  You cannot just try to ignore or delete it.  Not … Continue reading

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Woman with mental health warrant assaults three at Logan’s Roadhouse

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchWhat exactly is a “mental health warrant” ?  If it is an order to get this woman to emergency treatment, then why did it not work?  We will see more and more of these … Continue reading

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Holly Springs Group Home shut down after resident stabbed

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia This article simply underscores the lack of supervision given to “group homes” for the mentally ill.  I’ve worked in several states and in each one, there is a noticeable lack … Continue reading

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Accused mom ‘has had some mental health treatment’

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct SearchThis article deals with a tragedy.  A child is dead.  There is no reason or excuse for this to happen. That said, I posted this article because of two things.  First, the “mental health” … Continue reading

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Mental Health Cuts Hit Metro Police

Search Amazon books for Mental HealthProduct Search Image via Wikipedia Here’s an article about Tennessee and the effect of cutting mental health budgets on the Emergency Services of Nashville.  This article shows the dilemma that police officers are facing due … Continue reading

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