Calling mental health workers, not police, to deal with mental health crises
Washington Post / June 20, 2021
Advocates say the 988 line will provide people in crisis with an alternative to dialing 911 and a way to summon mental health responders rather than police.
Tying together the two efforts can create a system that provides “people to call, people to come, and places to go,” said Jonathan Goldfinger, chief executive of Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a Los Angeles nonprofit.
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