To stop police shootings of people with mental health disabilities, I asked them what cops – and eve

Police are almost always the first responders in cases of mental health crises in the United States, as they are in criminal and medical emergencies.

But the police – who are trained to give orders and use forcewhen they feel endangered – are generally ill-equipped to handle people with mental health challenges.

Read more here.…

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