BLOG: Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) trained first responders protect the safety of officers, the public and people with mental illness

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Are individuals with mental illness violent? While there is much debate on the topic, the fact remains those with mental health concerns are seven times more likely to become a victim of a violent crime rather than a perpetrator. Today, it is common to read the newspaper and hear a story regarding someone with a …

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BLOG: The importance of advocacy for those with mental illness and addictions and basic principles for advocating effectively

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So what is advocacy? Merriam-Webster defines advocacy as: the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal. Advocacy generally refers to the process of trying to persuade others to support your position or point of view (https://www.autismspeaks.org). Advocacy can arise in many situations, and there are different kinds of advocacy including: self-advocacy, group advocacy, …

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