HEALTHCARE NOT barbaric criminalization of MENTAL ILLNESS

Brave New Films
Dear Annamaria,

More than half of all suspects shot and killed by police were suffering from mental illness – this is More than half of all suspects shot and killed by police were suffering from mental illness – this is crazy.

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.

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That’s why today we are releasing part one of our new series, This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Illness. This three part series today we are releasing part one of our new series, This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Illness., not the barbaric criminalization of it.

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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

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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.

Watch the video. Learn about what we can easily do differently, if enough people push for it.

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!

Onward,

Robert Greenwald, President
BRAVE NEW FILMS

P.S. Support more films like This is Crazy: Criminalizing Mental Health. Donate to Brave New Films today.

 
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    August 26, 2015 at 6:14 pm

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