Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Tag: police and mental health

End Police “Wellness Checks.” Now.

63
If you are a mental health worker or advocate, there's a way to help dismantle police brutality and systemic racism in the U.S.

Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings

1
From YES! Magazine: "According to researchers, the incidents may contribute to 1.7 additional poor mental health days per person every year, or 55 million...

New Study Examines How Police Killings Affect Black Americans

1
From PBS News Hour: "Police killings of unarmed black Americans negatively affect the mental health of black adults in the states where the fatal incidents...

Police Broke Into Chelsea Manning’s Home With Guns Drawn

4
From The Intercept: Shortly after Chelsea Manning posted what appeared to be two suicidal tweets on May 27, police broke into her home with their...

Training Program Decreases Police Force and Arrests for Mental Health Crisis...

2
Colorado police trained in crisis intervention infrequently use force or arrest individuals experiencing a mental health crisis and are likely to transfer individuals to a treatment facility.

5 Ways to Address a Mental Health Crisis Without Calling 911

1
From The Body Is Not An Apology: For many people, calling the police during a mental health emergency can result in brutality. Here are five...

#Diversity? — What “Solidarity” Really Looks Like

35
What would it look like if national peer-run mental health organizations and other national leaders came out with statements in support of other movements' struggle for freedom from oppression? What would it look like if we were truly unified in solidarity? We would have community-based centers providing intentional support, open 24 hours a day, instead of crowded jail cells holding people in pain. It wouldn't be easy, but we have to do it.