HEALTHCARE NOT barbaric criminalization of MENTAL ILLNESS
Criminalizing Mental Health • This Is Crazy • Part 1 of 3 • BRAVE NEW FILMS https://youtu.be/WC-isYWovG4 via @YouTube
And over 300,000 Americans in prison today have a mental illness diagnosis.More than half of all suspects shot and killed by police were suffering from mental illness – this is crazy.
You see it almost everyday in the media now: confrontations with people that have mental illness and the Police—Criminalizing Mental Health • This Is Crazy •
Part 1 of 3 • BRAVE NEW FILMS https://youtu.be/WC-isYWovG4 via @YouTube
https://youu.be/WC-isYWovG4 via YouTube
far too many times these encounters end with death. Or, mentally ill people find themselves in a totally abusive and dysfunctional prison system, instead of getting the appropriate care they so desperately need.
Part one of this series shows what happens when police are not properly trained to deal with people with mental illness. And shows that there is a totally doable and cost effective solution – Crisis Intervention Training – that the majority of police departments still don’t use!
This is crazy.
Mental health needs to be treated, not criminalized.
And post this video to all 2016 presidential candidates’ Facebook pages, so together we can call on them to come out for humane police trainings, not more tasers and abuse for mentally ill people!
Robert Greenwald, President