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Posted inMental Health

Despite pitfalls, counties leave psych patient transport in sheriffs’ hands

By Taylor Knopf It’s common for law enforcement officers to respond to people in mental health crises. Desperate family members often call 911 if they believe a loved one is at risk of harming themselves. If a patient expresses suicidal intent, health professionals will sometimes call for the police assistance. And in North Carolina, sheriffs’ […]