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Challenges and strategies when first responders address mental health crises


New York City’s recent push for institutionalizations by first responders has received major pushback.

Advocates argue that social workers and other community responders are a better and safer choice for crisis intervention.

Today on All Sides, we’ll take a look at how progressive, first response models are taking shape and how police departments are adapting to behavioral needs.

We’ll also address what risks are presented by involving police rather than social or medical workers.


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