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More OH Towns Use Special Teams on Mental Health Calls

Police agencies hope to reduce repeat 911 calls and jail admissions involving people with mental illness by embedding mental health professionals with police officers.
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Denver (CO) Successfully Sends Mental Health Professionals to Hundreds of Calls

The STAR program, which launched in June, reported promising results in its six-month progress report.

Mental Health Calls Spike in the Pandemic in AL, Experts Say

Officials with the Mental Health Center of North Central Alabama in Decatur said they are fielding more calls dealing with isolation

New St. Louis (MO) Program to Divert Mental Health Calls Away from 911

If all goes according to plan, thousands of 911 calls beginning this month will not reach St. Louis police or fire personnel.

Project Mayday: Chad Cason

Hear Chad Cason's story about his approach to mental wellness as a drill instructor and his perspective as a suicide prevention instructor.
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Anchorage (AK) Funds a New Mental Health First Responder Team

With new money from an alcohol tax, the city will fund a team of mental health first responders that can take the place of a police officer when responding to someone with a mental health issue.

Project Mayday: Marc Domingo

Hear Marc Domingo's journey to achieve peace and the sacrifices to get there.
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Study Suggests Video Games Can Help Mental Health

Time spent playing video games can be good for mental health, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University.

Chicago (IL) Considers Changes to Emergency Mental-Health Response

There are calls for a plan to remove police from non-life-threatening mental health calls by creating a dedicated emergency line that would dispatch a paramedic and a clinician instead.

Project Mayday: Nik Ewing

How does a kid from Compton grow up to be a firefighter? We explore the success of community programs, the progression of firehouse culture and being a minority in the fire service.