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How Police Officers Are (or Aren’t) Trained in Mental Health

Requirements vary across the U.S., but experts say training is necessary and helpful.<p>The recent Capitol Hill shooting of an unarmed woman by police officers, and the uncertainty surrounding her mental state at the time she drove her car into a White House barricade, is a stark reminder of the …

Distraught people, Deadly results

Published on June 30, 2015<p>It was not yet 9 a.m., and Gary Page was drunk. The disabled handyman had a long history of schizophrenia and depression and, since his wife died in February, he had been struggling to hold his life together.<p>That bright Saturday morning in March, something snapped. Page, …

precis

Karen Bullok’s article, “Police officers, mental health and spoiled identity”, considers the process through which some police officers with mental …

Police Officers and Severe Mental Illness

That law enforcement officers, like anyone else, can be touched by mental illness is a topic we’ve addressed and explored many times before. …

Mental Health