There has been a steady increase in the number of individuals with psychiatric disabilities. In 2019, the number of calls related to mental health was double the number in 2011. In addition, 75% of police officers have been in situations that got out of hand that involved mental health episodes. Over half of those officers resort to violence during altercations. More of this story here.
“How her turbulent experience with Baltimore Police, mental health court ended in tragedy” CN: Death by suicide, mental illness stigma This Baltimore Sun article details