Category: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Apr 03

National Alliance on Mental Illness 2018 National Convention

The 2018 National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) convention will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss mental health issues, advocacy, and research, in addition to a chance to network with industry professionals. Highlights of the conference include information on the latest research and tools related to mental health treatment, as well as symposiums on criminal justice; NAMI’s federal …

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Apr 03

Apply Now: Law Enforcement and Community—Crisis Intervention Training Model Program

The Bureau of Justice Assistance’s (BJA’s) Preventing Violence Against Law Enforcement Officers and Ensuring Officer Resilience and Survivability (VALOR) Initiative is seeking applications from U.S. law enforcement agencies to participate in its Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) Training Model Program. The project is managed through Policy Research Associates (PRA) in partnership with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, …

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Sep 03

Cops and the Mentally Ill: Finding a New Approach

The Crime Report By Isidoro Rodriguez On December 19, 2013, a man stood on the ledge of a bridge in Spokane, Wash., threatening to jump. Responding officers knew that if they tried to grab him, he would step off the ledge and fall into the river below. Instead, they spent almost 90 minutes listening and …

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Jul 29

Lots of Help for Mentally Ill, If They Can Find It

Times-News By Isaac Groves “Alamance County is one of the best in the state of North Carolina,” said Art Springer, president of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “There are a lot of services available, but people don’t know how to access the system.” Years ago there was a county mental …

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