Category: National Alliance on Mental Illness

An Old Minnesota Jail Is Now a Leader for Inmate Mental Health

MPR News By Dan Gunderson When Clay County officials started planning to replace its jail, the oldest in the state, they gathered around a table to start building a wish list for the new jail’s design. “One of the first things we talked about, one of the big needs we felt, was having proper housing …

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Butler County Honoring Those Who Help Mentally Ill, Addicts

Journal-News By Denise G. Callahan Criminal justice professionals and mental health and addiction agencies who have been working to help rather than incarcerate those with mental illness and addiction issues will be honored today in Butler County. The first-time ceremony will recognize a number of people through Butler County’s Stepping Up Initiative, a collaborative effort to …

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Westminster Police First in State to Complete Mental Illness Response Initiative

Carroll County Times By Catalina Righter The Westminster Police Department became the first Maryland law enforcement agency to complete the One Mind Campaign Wednesday. The initiative set forth four actionable items for departments to complete to improve the way police respond when they encounter individuals with mental illnesses. The Westminster Police Department took the pledge …

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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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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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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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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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