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It Shouldn't Be Down To Police To Pick Up The Pieces Of Our Broken Mental Health System

Ask the public who should be dealing with people in mental health crisis – nobody suggests the police.While almost always supportive, considerate and compassionate, it is simply unacceptable that police officers with little specialist training have become the service of first resort in responding to these very vulnerable individuals.The research we have revealed today shows that police officers now take those suffering an acute mental health crisis to safety in a majority of cases, often because an ambulance or other medical transport simply is not available.This raises profound questions about...

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Published By: huffingtonpost - Monday, 11 February