How police officers handle an escalating situation caused by a mental health crisis can make a big difference in the outcome. Kayleigh’s story may explain why.
The CDC says between 17% and 24% of public safety workers have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and 24% have symptoms of depression.
By being vulnerable with his PTSD struggles, other veterans are finding their voices to speak about things they have been living with.
Andrea Marquez is a bilingual master’s level clinical social worker and supervisor. She has worked in the mental health field for 15 years.
NEISD said it’s one of the first districts in the state dedicating a team of officers to mental health needs of students and community outreach.
“I wanted to do a piece on shining light into people’s lives and looking in on people,” said Russell Freeland.
To make people happy by using my sense of humor and to correlate my art with mental health, thats the primary cause Im walking for, said Jesse Larios.
World Mental Health Day is Sunday. Hundreds came together Saturday to spread hope and combat the stigma– raising money for an important organization.
“What we want is to create a sense of normalcy around accessing mental health care. Really anybody and everybody can befit from talking to somebody.”
The lockdown at the Cumberland County jail has been going on since at least mid-September after nearly two dozen inmates and staff contracted the virus.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has gained a new furry member.
Portland therapist Chelsea Mier said families should speak openly about their mental health struggles to help eliminate the stigma around depression.