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Police should work as Mental Health Workers

by Medindia Content Team on  January 1, 2006 at 1:51 PM Mental Health News   - G J E 4
Police should work as Mental Health Workers
The executive director, Treatment Advocacy center, Mary T. Zhanowicz, reports that police officers should engage themselves in providing mental support and treatment to people with mental illness. Law enforcement officers can mentally support and provide care and help to mentally ill persons and prisoners who are psychologically disturbed and there are increased chances of these mentally ill persons involving in unlawful incidents which can lead to arrests and deadly encounters. The treatment advocacy center executive director has called up on all the police officers to work as mental health workers which would help to understand and reduce the crime done by mentally ill persons.

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