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"Police are not clinicians," said Dr. Stephanie LeMelle. "Asking them to make a clinical assessment or to intervene with a person who is experiencing emotional distress is not reasonable."
“New York City is changing the outdated and dangerous use of police that too often has led to injury and even death," said Linda Rosenberg, MSW.
Source:Columbia Journalism ReviewJune 19, 2020
Dr. Stephanie Le Melle speaks with the editor and publisher of CJR about how to report on police violence against Black sufferers of serious mental illness.
Source:USA TodayJune 7, 2020
Many African Americans, especially men, may be hesitant to get treatment or take prescription antidepressants, said Dr. Sidney Hankerson.