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Suburban police officers dealing with an increase in mental health and substance abuse calls are not equipped to handle such crises, experts say. That’s why social workers at police departments are essential to helping bridge the gap between law enforcement and the myriad human problems they encounter. Yet, few suburban police departments have them, and…

Police across the United States are rethinking how they use force amid national outrage over questionable shootings and violent arrests. The changes include efforts in Dallas to train officers to de-escalate situations by moving backward during target practice and arming some with sponge projectiles rather than guns. In Camden County, New Jersey, officers are taught…

Ancora Psychiatric Hospital reported the most violence among the state’s four psychiatric hospitals during a nine-month period in 2015, according to a new report published by the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Patients and staff were assaulted badly enough to require medical attention 77 times between January and September last year. Three patients and two employees received significant…

CIT-NJ Crisis Intervention Team

CIT-NJ Center of Excellence Hosts its first Forum On December 7, 2015, The CIT-NJ Center of Excellence held its first state-wide forum.  More than 150 law enforcement officers, mental health providers, community providers, and state officials convened at the NJ Law Center in New Brunswick to partake in the forum.  Guest speakers included Ret. Major Sam Cochran, founder…

             TRENTON — With a growing number of people with untreated mental illness lodged in jail, prosecutors in Gloucester, Hunterdon and Warren Counties will each receive $150,000 to divert inmates who belong in psychiatric care, acting Attorney General John J. Hoffman announced Tuesday. The funds, spread over a two-year period, will…

Mental health experts say this type of training may not be prevalent yet statewide due to a stigma surrounding the issue. According to Capt. Stephen Jones of the New Jersey State Police, mental health has been “the focus of a number of improvements” in the force over the past few years. “We have a pretty robust…

Congratulation is going out to Warren County New Jersey’s 9-1-1 Communication Center. This month, on August 25th, 2015 it joined the CIT-NJ Center of Excellence Program after they had 40 of their telecommunicators complete CIT-NJ 8 hour telecommunication training.  They will now also join the CIT-Program and have a representative sitting at CIT Warren Counties…

(CNN)At 18, Keith Vidal was a normal teenager, his mom said — a good kid and funny guy who liked basketball, played the drums and enjoyed the beach. But in 2012, his parents thought he was going through something more than “normal teenage stuff.” He became withdrawn, paranoid and disconnected. In 2013, he was diagnosed…

NAMI

ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, NJ – NAMI-NJ – Morris County Affiliate, the local organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, will offer its Family-to-Family Education Program for the fall, beginning Thursday, Sept. 17. NAMI Family-to-Family is a free 12-session education program for family caregivers of adults living with mental illness. It will be held on 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Rockaway Township Municipal…

“You find my thinking jumbled and confused,” writes the author, addressing doctors and nurses, “the quantity and register of my speech is fluctuating wildly. But I’m also hyper-attentive to language, as anyone would be in a high stakes situation (was that ‘talk to’ or ‘torture’?). In an idle moment a nurse at the foot of my…

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