This article emphasizes the importance of partnership between law enforcement and community mental health providers. Crisis intervention training should be mandatory for all law enforcement, and law enforcement should be able to consult with or call out mental health crisis workers when needed. Unfortunately, it takes a tragedy for state government to release funding for these sorts of initiatives.
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Last line of defense: Law enforcement response to suicide calls a matter of life and death » Naples Daily News
A reminder of the need for law enforcement to be trained in recognizing and effectively interacting with individuals who are challenged by a mental illness.