According to the American Journal of Public Health, law enforcement encounters lead to increased stress among civilians. “The constant media coverage and real-time dissemination of footage on social media of unarmed African Americans harmed or killed by the police has left many Americans struggling to make sense of the violence, the researchers say.” These police encounters has led to increased distress and suicide attempts among communities of color. Police violence reaps mental health consequences for at-risk communities. More of this story here.
(Orlando, Florida) It’s been over a year since the Community Response Team pilot launched in Orlando. Last year, the Orlando Police Department partnered with Aspire