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Sheriff Pamerleau Speaking at Congressional Briefing on Reducing Mentally Ill in Prisons

August 11th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Media, Published Media, Video 0 thoughts on “Sheriff Pamerleau Speaking at Congressional Briefing on Reducing Mentally Ill in Prisons”

December 11th, 2014

Sheriff Pamerleau spoke along with Paton Blough at a congressional briefing in Capitol Hill on December 9th, 2014 on the need of reducing the number of mentally ill individuals in US prisons and jails.

STEPPING UP: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails Recognizing the critical role local and state officials play in supporting change, soldes newbalance chaussures the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center are leading an unprecedented national initiative to help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails. new balance Homme pas cher To build on the foundation of innovative and evidence-based practices already being implemented across the country, and to bring these efforts to scale, NACo and the CSG Justice Center plan to engage partner organizations with expertise in the complex issues at stake, soldes newbalance including those representing sheriffs, acheter newbalance jail administrators, judges, solde newbalance map community corrections professionals and treatment providers, consumers, acheter newbalance en ligne advocates, mental health and drug abuse service directors, and other stakeholders.

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Paton Blough Speaking at Congressional Briefing on Reducing Mentally Ill in Prisons

August 10th, 2014 Posted by Advocacy, Media, Published Media, Speaking Events, Video 2 thoughts on “Paton Blough Speaking at Congressional Briefing on Reducing Mentally Ill in Prisons”

December 10th, new balance pas cher 2014

Paton Blough had the honor of speaking at a congressional briefing in Capitol Hill on December 9th, 2014 on the need of reducing the number of mentally ill individuals in US prisons and jails.

STEPPING UP: A National Initiative to Reduce the Number of People with Mental Illnesses in Jails Recognizing the critical role local and state officials play in supporting change, the National Association of Counties (NACo) and the Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center are leading an unprecedented national initiative to help advance counties’ efforts to reduce the number of adults with mental illnesses and co-occurring substance use disorders in jails. chaussures new balance To build on the foundation of innovative and evidence-based practices already being implemented across the country, and to bring these efforts to scale, NACo and the CSG Justice Center plan to engage partner organizations with expertise in the complex issues at stake, soldes newbalance including those representing sheriffs, jail administrators, judges, newbalance 2018 community corrections professionals and treatment providers, consumers, vente de newbalance advocates, soldes new balance chaussures mental health and drug abuse service directors, newbalance chaussures and other stakeholders.

To see the whole hearing and learn more,

Greenville Deputy Prevents Man Jumping Off Bridge

August 1st, 2014 Posted by Articles, Media, News Commentary, Published Media, Video 0 thoughts on “Greenville Deputy Prevents Man Jumping Off Bridge”

Oct 01, 2014


This past Thursday a man in Greenville County was attempting to take his own life by jumping off of a bridge when Greenville Deputy Gene Clark successfully pulled the man back from the ledge. newbalance 2018

When investigators weren’t getting far talking him down, Deputy Gene Clark said he saw an opportunity to step in before it was too late. Chaussures NEW BALANCE Working traffic patrol, Clark responded to a call to help block the highway around 6:30 p.m. He said an off-duty investigator tried negotiating with the man, and when Clark drove past the man sitting on the wall, he realized the man wasn’t paying attention to him. That’s when he decided to try to grab the man by his shirt. “When he saw me, he started to lurch forward, and I started to pull back as hard as I could, and we both fell to the interstate,” said Clark. In 13 years with the sheriff’s office, Clark said he’s never done anything like this. “You don’t realize it at the time that you’re doing something, but once you realize, ‘OK, everything’s safe now,’ then you start to come down and realize, ‘Wow, that was scary,'” explained Clark. He, along with many other police and deputies, are trained by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, or NAMI, on how to work with the mentally ill.

Paton Blough was also interviewed about this situation–praising how well it was handled.

Now Blough trains Greenville city and county officers on how to best to interact with people who need mental health. Blough watched the deputy’s video and thinks that law enforcement handled the situation very well. He said he was impressed that the officers didn’t stand too closely as they tried to speak with the man.

You can read more on this story on Fox Carolina’s Website Paton has also been able to witness improved treatment of mentally ill individuals and their families by the Greenville police in a recent settlement case. Greenville County has recently paid a settlement to the family of the deceased Andrew Torres who lived with schizophrenia. new balance pas cher 2018 Torres was tragically killed during a violent encounter with police officials in 2010. new balance 2018 Since then, Paton and NAMI Greenville have been working to implement CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) training into the Greenville police force to help prevent such tragedies happening in the future.

“It hit home to me personally very closely,” Blough said. Blough has bipolar disorder and he has experienced being tazed and pepper sprayed. soldes newbalance He said watching what happened to Andrew Torres was a catalyst for him getting involved as an advocate. After getting treatment, he thought it was important for police to understand mental illness and how best to handle it. He took part in meetings put on with police and the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “It was a big turning point in my life because i had officers clapping for me versus arresting me,” Blough said. In the years since Torres’ death, the Greenville Police has put an emphasis on crisis intervention training. 118 officers have now been trained in a 40 hour course, which makes it one of the most trained departments in the state. The training teaches officers how to understand what goes through the minds of the mentally ill and how to de-escalate crisis situations.

Dozens push for more mental health funding

August 7th, 2013 Posted by Advocacy, Media, Published Media, Video 0 thoughts on “Dozens push for more mental health funding”

Mental health budget in South Carolina slashed 40% in last three years


Link to Original Video: WYFF4.com

GREENVILLE, S.C. newbalance pas cher —Dozens gathered at the Mental Health Center in Greenville Thursday night with one goal in mind: finding resources for the mentally ill. The mental health budget in South Carolina has been cut 40% in the last three years, something advocates say is unacceptable. newbalance 2018 Every year the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) gives states grades based on how well they’re dealing with mental illness. soldes new balance chaussures In 2011, South Carolina received an “F.” Department of Mental Health State Director John Magill has been traveling from county to county, outlining the state’s biggest challenges when it comes to serving those with mental illness. And it all comes down to funding. New Balance Homme “We’ve got to figure out a way to put more resources, build more partnerships with organizations in the community and have a bigger presence in the schools,” said Magill. Those at Thursday’s forum said lawmakers have been receptive to their push. Shortly after the Newtown Connecticut shooting, Governor Nikki Haley made this statement. “You know what, we’ve put mental health off long enough, when I saw it when we came in it was bare bone and it is because there is always next year. newbalance 2018 pas cher And that’s what everybody does, there is always next year until a Connecticut happens,” said Haley. New Balance Baskets Advocates just hope those words will turn into action.

Paton’s Voice

August 21st, 2011 Posted by Advocacy, Media, Published Media, Video 0 thoughts on “Paton’s Voice”

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