“Mental health training aids police, first responders”

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This November 20, 2014 Public Opinion article talks about training being received by first responders in Franklin and Fulton Counties in South-Central Pennsylvania to help them respond more effectively to people with mental health issues or who have an intellectual disability.

English: Pennsylvania county map

English: Pennsylvania county map (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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“San Antonio Police Have Radical Approach To Mental Illness: Treat It”

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This August 19, 2014 GantDaily.com article talks about a solution San Antonio Texas has come up with to help police better work with people who are in a mental health crisis.  The process they have developed is said to be a model for the entire country, and decreases the amount of time police officers need to spend getting someone in a mental health crisis help, but also offers the police a solution that offers the person treatment as opposed to being sent to jail and appears to be more cost effective than the traditional options of using the Emergency room or jail.

Flag of the City of San Antonio for fair use t...

Flag of the City of San Antonio for fair use to illustrate the article about San Antonio, Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Midstate police trained to deal with mental illnesses”

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This June 7, 2014 article on The Sentinel website talks about some of the training that law enforcement receives in Cumberland County to help them better respond to someone with a mental illness.

Rethink Mental Illness

Rethink Mental Illness (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Police taught to spot signs of psychiatric crisis”

 

Philadelphia Sunset

Philadelphia Sunset (Photo credit: PMillera4)

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This April 10, 2014 The Mercury News article talks about training officers in Philadelphia are receiving to aid them in identifying someone who is experiencing a mental health crisis.

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“Hoarders cause piles of trouble at fires”

 

English: The building in Pittsburgh.

English: The building in Pittsburgh. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This March 30, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the dangers posed to first responders when a call goes out for them to fight a fire or respond for any type of emergency when the call involves the home of a person who hoards items.

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PAMHI 2013 in review

English: Sydney Opera House

English: Sydney Opera House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

 

 

Here’s an excerpt:

 

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

 

Click here to see the complete report.

 

“Breaking down barriers”

Autism spectrum

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This October 14, 2012 article on the Altoona Mirror website talks about specialized training being offered to first responders on how to respond to someone with Autism.

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