New Initiative Helps Keep People with Mental Illness Out of Jail

Today's news from NAMI! This is fabulous - a "national initiative to help police and sheriffs’ departments effectively respond to mental health crises."

It's hard to imagine the day when people who live with mental illness start getting adequate healthcare instead of being stored in jails and prisons.

"Each year, millions of people with mental illness are booked into jails across the U.S. Due to limited resources, a lack of quality community treatment options and no alternatives, law enforcement are increasingly called upon to respond during mental health crises."

This new initiative gives me hope for a kinder future.

Erica KitzmanComment