Kevin Haggerty: How to improve police mental health interactions in Kansas City

Kevin Haggerty explains how to improve the interactions for police mental health contacts

Kevin Haggerty has been involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illnesses (NAMI) Crisis Intervention Training for over ten years. This is a program that basically says that police officers will be safer by treating people with mental health crisis differently than people who are criminals. Criminals respond to authority, decisiveness, and the display of

Kevin Haggerty, a police mental health interaction specialist, with Helen Minth, founder of the Heartland Consumer Network

power. However, many people that are in emotional crisis react with intense fear to

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