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Training helps Arkansas police officers identify mental illness; ‘I wasn’t a criminal,’ arrestee says

The hope is additional training will help police assist the mentally ill during a crisis and assess whether that person is better off going to jail or to a mental health facility for help. Harris beli... read more

‘The humanity and the safety’: Berkeley police address concerns regarding mental health crises

Moore, while acknowledging the importance of CIT, said she believes that some police officers still do not have the training to deal with mental health crisis situations, and instead of helping, their ... read more

Police call this mental health crisis program 'a godsend.' Could it work in Idaho?

That costs those departments time and requires extra training for their employees ... who also is a trainer and expert in mental health crisis response. Police needed someone to help calm him down. Th... read more

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Dealing with mental health

“Do you have any mental health issues we should know about ... After doing that for awhile, Hecht-Kressly left law enforcement and started doing crisis intervention team (CIT) training, first with the ... read more


Lawmakers proposing changes to the way mental health patients are transported

State Senator Marlon Kimpson (D- District 42) said, “The issue of dealing with mental health citizens ... Lawmakers say they want the law enforcement officers in this unit to crisis intervention train... read more

Mental health crisis training making a difference, St. Helens chief says

Local counties are partnering with mental health agencies to train police officers in knowing how to identify and de-escalate situations where people are in crisis. The training is making a ... read more

Columbia and MU police considering lasso-like tool for crisis situations

In 2010, a Columbia man was stunned with a Taser by police during a mental health crisis and fell off the Providence Road ... Rothans said. He said the training is scheduled for January. If the depart... read more

Fresno Police testing new device to help in mental health crisis situations

FRESNO, California - It looks like something straight out of a Batman movie -- Fresno Police next month will be trying out a new tool in their arsenal. The BolaWrap 100 is meant to be a non-lethal met... read more

Police shouldn't be a proxy for mental health workers - Stuart Nash

... have already reached that crisis point and that's actually a failure of mental health. "These people need the support earlier so they don't have to interact with police." Mental health inquiry cal... read more

Mental health support system, community team in the works for Broken Bow

a police office with the City of Broken Bow and a certified crisis counselor, spoke to members of the Broken Bow Rotary about RAP on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. Fiorelli attended training in Omaha on dev... read more

Training seminar to assist mental health professionals, first responders

Community Care Behavioral Health Organization of DuBois is partnering ... Community Connections of Clearfield/Jefferson Counties also held a Crisis Intervention training program for local law enforcem... read more

Pike signs pact to form mental health unit

He told supervisors that the Mississippi Department of Mental Health is offering free training for law enforcement ... before the board, McComb Police Chief Damian Gatlin said his department will part... read more



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