Test program for police and mental health system in BC.VANCOUVER -- The Canadian Mental Health Association The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) was founded on January 26, 1918 by Dr. Clarence M. Hincks and Clifford W. Beers. Originally named the Canadian National Committee for Mental Hygiene of British Columbia launched a program to improve responses by police to people with mental illness in crisis.
The six-month pilot project, Building Capacity: Mental Health and Police Project will be tested in six communities: Cranbrook, Williams Lake, Nanaimo, Vancouver, Richmond and Delta.
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This phrase is used to characterize an officer, a government, a past action, or a state of affairs that must be accepted for all practical purposes, but is illegal or illegitimate. "first responders."
Local coordinators from CMHA branches in the six communities are bringing together community police, RCMP, emergency services emergency services Emergency care '…services …necessary to prevent death or serious impairment of health and, because of the danger to life or health, require the use of the most accessible hospital available and equipped to furnish those services' , and mental health personnel with a goal of improving the procedures and the outcomes of police interventions in mental health crisis situations.
Municipal police and RCMP representatives in these communities have already expressed their strong commitment to finding more specific and practical approaches to the issue. Camia Weaver is Provincial Coordinator of the project.
The CMHA published a report in 2004, A Study in Blue and Grey which examined key components of effective police response to people with mental illness and strategies for implementation of such responses within existing service systems. Services Authority.