Law enforcement officials have become the de facto facilitators of mental health care in America, according to a survey of law enforcement officials from last year.
But many police officers have little or no training on how to deal with a person with serious mental illness. The results can often be deadly. A 2015 Washington Post investigation found that police shot and killed a person having a mental health crisis every 36 hours in the first six months of that year.more » Read More
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