First Responders Receiving Training to Face Growing Mental Health Crisis

August 21st, 2018 Posted by Articles, Media 0 thoughts on “First Responders Receiving Training to Face Growing Mental Health Crisis”

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Interactions between first responders and people with mental health issues are increasing across the country. vente de newbalance So much so that first responders are receiving special training to recognize the signs of mental illness. More than 500 law enforcement and behavioral health professionals from Missouri attended the 4th annual Crisis Intervention Team conference in Columbia. new balance sitemap The goal was to train first responders to recognize and de-escalate a situation when a patient or suspect seems to have a mental health issue. acheter newbalance Paton Blough, a mental health advocate, says, “We’re not trying to take away their right to use force. Chaussures New Balance We’re trying to give them another option wherein certain situations they can avoid using force.” Blough, the keynote speaker, was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder as an adult. soldes new balance chaussures He says if it wasn’t for an officer who showed patience with him one night when he didn’t have his medicine he might not be alive. chaussures newbalance pas cher “Unfortunately, officers get more training on how to use force than how not to use force.

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