Mental Illness

Rushed answers don’t solve complex policing problems

"MEU uses a co-response model, which means both police officers and mental health clinicians together respond to mental health calls. They occupy the same floor at LAPD’s headquarters. At any given time, up to 16 co-responder teams are dashing across LA in response to 911 calls." - WORLD

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Book Review: Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

"...the difficulty of discovering some truths ought not blind us to the preponderance of evidence. Anecdotally—which is the first step of empiricism, and was the only step available before the scientific revolution—marijuana produces potheads, dropouts, deadbeats. Empirically, Berenson shows that in many people marijuana does something worse." - Mark Ward

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Pandemic spikes prescriptions for depression, anxiety, insomnia as expert warns of mental health crisis

"Express Scripts research shows that the number of prescriptions filled per week for antidepressant, anti-anxiety and anti-insomnia medications increased 21 percent between Feb. 16 and March 15, peaking the week ending March 15, when the virus was declared a pandemic." - CPost

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“My hope is that we in the church can understand wounds of the soul well enough that we move beyond the stigma we have associated with ‘mental’ illness.”

"The Mayo Clinic uses terms like 'conditions,' 'disorders,' and 'concerns' to explain the meaning of 'mental illness.' What I find so helpful about the definition they offer is the recognition that concerns 'become' illness when the suffering associated with them reaches a certain level of impact on a person’s life." - Christianity Today

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