01/23/2012

Training helps Wis. police handle mentally ill

NAMI teams with local departments to build a bridge

By Christopher Kuhagen
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE — The statistics about mental illness tell the devastating story: One in 17 Americans lives with a serious mental illness, and one in four adults - 57.7 million Americans - experience a mental health disorder in a given year.

Four of the 10 leading causes of disability in the U.S. and other developed countries are mental disorders.

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