Denver is Swapping Cops for Mental Health Professionals

The worst thing about not being able to manage mental illness, other than the multiple confinements in psychiatric wards, were the police interventions. Someone would call emergency services, asserting that I was an imminent danger to the community, precipitating a visit from a phalanx of police officers armed with tasers and guns.

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Eze Ihenetu

Eze Ihenetu

I am a teacher, essay writer, survivor, foodie, and politically obsessed progressive. ep2ihenetu@gmail.com