TED Talks Daily
TED Talks Daily
Mar 15, 2021
What if mental health workers responded to emergency calls? | Leslie Herod
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When you report an emergency in the US, police, firefighters or paramedics answer the call. What if mental health professionals responded, too? Colorado State Representative Leslie Herod shares a straightforward and research-backed approach that brings heart and humanity to criminal justice rather than unnecessary fines and arrests -- and keeps crises from escalating into traumatic, or even deadly, events.
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