Last line of defense: Law enforcement response to suicide calls a matter of life and death » Naples Daily News
NAMI’s report just begins to scratch the surface. It does a nice job identifying the problem, but offers little in solutions.
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.
Mental Health First Aid is a great course for the layperson.
The US Military attempts to address issues surrounding the escalating number of suicides among veterans. Raising awareness among soldiers and officers, and attempts at de-stigmatizing seeking help are great starts, but there is so much more that needs to be done.