Amid a shortage of state psychiatric beds, law enforcement agencies in Oklahoma are bearing much of the brunt of dealing with mentally ill people in crisis.
But a unique new program is trying to take some of that burden away from police and prevent the mentally ill from unnecessarily ending up in jail. Brad Gibson of Oklahoma Watch reports…
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A deeper look into the issues surrounding new efforts to head off confrontations between police and the mentally ill.
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A Mobile-Video Answer to a Mental Health Crisis
by Brad Gibson, Oklahoma Watch
January 29, 2017
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