September 25, 2020 – Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller wants to create a new Department of Community Safety, which would shift some emergency calls to behavioral health specialists, homeless advocates and social workers instead of armed officers. But will it work, and does it address the need for culture change in the APD? Host Gene Grant talks to mental health experts and practitioners to get their thoughts as well as other ideas about including more behavioral health best practices into policing policies and strategies.
Host/Correspondent: Gene Grant
Dr. Thom Allena, Community & Organizational Psychologist
Wayne Lindstrom, V.P. of the Western U.S., RI International, Inc.
Frazier Wilson, Clinical Social Worker
Regulators to set up 3-digit suicide hotline number like 911 – Associated Press
National Behavioral Mental Health Crisis Care Guidelines – SAMHSA
Crisis Now Website – National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors