Second Phase of Gaum’s Mental Health Response Pilot Program

Gaum's Behavioral Health and Wellness Center

The Guam’s Behavioral Health workforce is taking their Mobile Crisis Response Team services to the next level by launching the second phase of their pilot program. Behavioral Health in June partnered with Guam’s law enforcement and public safety officials to launch the first phase of the Mobile Crisis Response Team. The partnership brings together a […]

National Mental Health Care Legislation Brought up in Congress

A bipartisan pair of U.S. senators, Nevada Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto and Texas Republican John Cornyn, are pushing for legislation to support local governments that are expanding their mental health-care emergency responses, which seeks to shift the responsibility away from the police. “The coronavirus pandemic has exacerbated the mental health challenges so many Americans are facing, […]

Montgomery County Shifting Police Funds to Mental Health Responders

Montgomery County created a crisis center in July of 2020. Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker spearheaded the redirecting of $600,000 in funding to expand their Mobile Crisis Team. The Crisis Team is a two-person, 24-hour service that responds to non-violent situations. Now there are three Mobile Crisis Teams with a total of six staff. […]

Minneapolis City Council attempting to create a mental health response team

A proposal regarding police reform is being circulated through the Minneapolis City Council. The proposal would create a 24/7 mental health mobile emergency response team. Currently Minneapolis police respond to all 911 calls, including non-violent calls and mental health crises. Mental health crisis calls are the third highest number of calls in Minneapolis. The response […]

Psychiatric Hospital Releases Patient Without Treatment Leading to Police Shootout

Michael Moza died after a high-speed pursuit from police. Prior to this, Moza was admitted to the Detroit Receiving Hospital’s psychiatric center after experiencing a mental health crisis. The hospital released Moza without medication. Due to the lack of medication, Moza was experiencing another mental health crisis and began shooting up a house. Police were […]

Osaze Osagie

Osaze Osagie was a 29 year old diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and Asperger syndrome. Osaze called his father and told him he was going to die. Osaze father then called police asking for a search party for Osaze who was experiencing a mental health crisis. Three police officers with a mental health warrant found Osaze […]

“Shoot him” an officer said before unloading 14 bullets into Walter Wallace

Walter Wallace has a long history of mental instability. He was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and often experiences mental health crises. On October 26th, police were called into the Wallace home three times. The first two times, tensions were de-escalated without a problem. However, the third encounter lead to 14 bullet rounds being shot […]