Sharing – Mental Health Professionals Really Can Assume Some Police Duties

Sharing – Mental Health Professionals Really Can Assume Some Police Duties

It’s been trialed in several areas, sending out a mental health team instead of the police to respond to certain kinds of calls. Typically calls that involve a mental health crisis, addiction, etc. What we didn’t have yet were real studies to show whether this was having the desired effect. It’s early, but this is promising:

Shared Links (weekly) Aug. 28, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) Aug. 28, 2022

Sharing – Youth mental health: Mindfulness training isn’t the answer, UK study finds
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Sharing – Youth mental health: Mindfulness training isn’t the answer, UK study finds

What we see here is what we see for a lot of mental health solutions, it works for some, and doesn’t work for others. Mental health is complicated. As the article points out, if the school environment is hurting student mental health or they are living in an environment at home that does the same, mindfulness isn’t going to change that and isn’t likely to have much of an overall impact even if they engage.

It’s complicated. The solutions are going to be complicated as well. I’d like some simple mindfulness training to be “the answer” for everyone too, but it just isn’t.

On the other hand, if it helps you, keep doing it.

Shared Links (weekly) June 26, 2022

Shared Links (weekly) June 26, 2022