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On Patrol, Scottish Officers Rely on an Important Tool: Banter

The New York Times

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Police officers in Scotland consider good relations more powerful than a gun or other weapon, an approach that was on full display during a recent night in Glasgow.

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For Teens in Crisis, the Next Text Could Be a Lifesaver

The New York Times

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With pressures of depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise, teenagers in the United States are challenged to find the comfortable outlet and accessibility for emotional support. The Crisis Text Line offers a counseling service through mobile texting, which reduces the shame that can occur wh...

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What a successful university mental health program looks like

The Week

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Many mental illnesses appear during an individual's college years, yet few colleges have effective mental health programs. The Jed Foundation created a framework for universities to follow to address student's need such as peer outreach programs.

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Early intervention can stop schizophrenia

La Crosse Tribune

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Mental health research results motivated the U.S. government to fund integrated treatment programs for first-episode psychosis in clinics across the nation.

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Houston's solution to mental health system problems offers a case study for Milwaukee

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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In Houston, TX, many individuals with mental illnesses cycled in and out of emergency care while arrested or incarcerated. Houston’s police department has decreased the number of incarcerated who have mental illness by opening a division to mental health called the Chronic Consumer Stabilization ...

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How can Milwaukee County's broken mental health system be fixed?

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Milwaukee County’s mental health system put more resources in expensive emergency care rather than invest in programs that offer continual care. As a result, Milwaukee County identifies nine solutions from other cities that have had success in repairing mental health systems. Solutions include th...

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Mental Health Cops Help Reweave Social Safety Net In San Antonio

NPR

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Across the country, jails hold 10 times as many people with serious mental illness as state hospitals do, according to a recent report from the Treatment Advocacy Center. To deal with the problem, San Antonio and Bexar County have transformed their mental health system into a program considered a...

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Police and the mentally ill: LAPD praised as a model for nation

KPCC/SCPR

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LAPD's special team, the Mental Evaluation Unit, is teaming up police officers with mental health clinicians to better approach and address individuals suffering from a mental health crisis. Rather than sending them to jail - where resources are limited and a vicious cycle often results - the tea...

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Interrupting violence in Brooklyn

MSNBC

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S.O.S Crown Heights (Save Our Streets) employs the Cure Violence method developed in Chicago during the '90s, in which "violence interrupters" are used to build relationships with a neighborhood's most at-risk youths and de-escalate conflicts. Most of the interrupters are from the communities the...

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Lifelong Heroes: Meet The Vets Who Rebuild Communities After Disasters

Elite Daily

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Team Rubicon, a non-profit organization of military veterans that provides disaster relief, has provided relief after flooding in Detroit, tornadoes in Oklahoma, a typhoon in the Philippines and an earthquake in Nepal, among dozens of other communities across the globe.

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