Indiana county could be getting its own mental health crisis response unit

Indiana Reporter Times: Tasha Coppinger, organizing director with the bipartisan nonprofit Hoosier Action, says, “If someone is in a crisis and they feel like they’re about to get in trouble, get thrown in jail, or have an altercation or something, it’s not going to help the situation. I think police are often not trained for it. I was talking with someone who was an officer for years, who was like, ‘We’re not trained to deal with this kind of thing. We don’t know how to intervene in someone’s mental health crisis.'”

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