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Police at Mental Health Crises: Help or Hindrance?
These two episodes cover a panel discussion titled "Police Presence During a Mental
Health Crisis: Help or Hindrance?" featuring Meg Kaveny, LCSW of Project Respond,
Brenton Gicker, EMT, RN of CAHOOTS, Juliana Wallace, LCSW of Unity Center, and
moderator Karen James of KBOO Radio. It was taped at the June 16, 2017 Oregon Law
Mental Health Conference in Portland, Oregon. As suggested by the title, the panelists
discuss ways to humanely assist those in mental health crisis through the lens of mental
health professionals who sometimes partner with police agencies. Overall the conference
included twelve interactive sessions featuring legal, clinical and experiential experts. This
show was taped and edited by Mike Brown with help from PC Peri, Dan Handelman and