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New police program aims to tackle mental illness - Dayton Daily News

New police program aims to tackle mental illness
Dayton Daily News
A new program rolled out by Dayton police will allow officers to connect social workers with the city's estimated 1,000 homeless people to receive much-needed mental health services.
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Nearly 40 percent of the homeless population is battling mental illness, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.  Need to see if there are equivalent figures for our larger cities in the UK.


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Laws Need to Be Updated - New York Times

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Laws Need to Be Updated
New York Times
Our most important mental health laws are based on legal foundations from the 1700s, which considered dangerousness, but not need for treatment – because no treatment existed at the time.
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Similar historical comparisons to our own no real surprise there.

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