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Responding to the mental health crisis of Ukrainians in times of war and peace

Responding to the mental health crisis of Ukrainians in times of war and peace

Russia’s ongoing military operations pose not only a threat to the physical health of Ukrainian civilians, but also a grave danger to their psychological well-being. The mental health consequences of trauma are often overlooked and can be mostly invisible. As such, resources for mental health care are generally not prioritized. This negligence is a mistake. …

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Summit County has a unique program for responding to mental health calls

Summit County has a unique program for responding to mental health calls

After the SMART co-responder program was implemented, their use of force dropped dramatically. BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. — Since 2021, more than 1,600 police calls in Summit County have been handled by a dedicated mental health crisis response task force. The calls, which would have traditionally been considered high-risk calls for MPs and officers, have resulted in …

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