Tag: police violence

The Uphill Battle Against Los Angeles Police Killings

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From The Guardian: "Police shot Mack, a 30-year-old father of two, in the middle of a mall on the afternoon of 10 April, as...

Entire Black Communities Suffer Trauma After Police Shootings

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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...

Suicidal Tendencies, Part III: So, When Do I Get to Call...

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What if the key to saving someone is to admit you are powerless to save anyone at all? What would that beckon us to change? A few years ago, I spent a substantial amount of time talking with a man who entered my life because someone in the mental health system told him I might be the one who could save him (or at least, thatā€™s how he heard it). His name was David.

New Study Examines How Police Killings Affect Black Americans

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

Dear Roseanne, The Blood is At Your Doorstep

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Chatter about Roseanne Barr's racist tweet is taking up far more space in our collective culture than, say, the murder of any one black or brown person by police in our country. If we want to shine light on the relationship between psychiatry and racism, letā€™s turn our attention to the people getting overlooked. People like Dontre Hamilton, whose death was the focus of the documentary ā€˜The Blood is at The Doorstep.ā€™

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

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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

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

Police Violence Victims at Increased Risk of Psychotic Symptoms

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Researchers examine links between police victimization and psychotic symptoms in a topical new study.

When Calling the Police Results in Harm, Not Help

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FromĀ Slate: The death of Charleena Lyles, who was shot by the police after she called them to report a burglary, serves as a reminder...

Dear Son: A Mother’s Experience of Psychiatry, Racism and Human Rights

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I wanted to spare you, my son, from suffering like I did. I wanted to give you every opportunity I could. You have grown into a good man, a caring and successful man, yet you still have to fear for your life in this country. You still feel pain when you see what is happening.