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Alternatives to Calling the Police During Mental Health Crises

March 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

This workshop will train folx in alternatives to calling the police when an individual is experiencing a mental health crisis.

Training will include:

1. Ways to identify various mental health crises in progress and stories from people with mental illness who have experienced police oppression during crises

2. A discussion of how various marginalized identities (race, class, age, ability, gender, sexuality, income, type of work) intersect with mental illness to influence treatment by police

3. Deescalation and crisis-coping techniques

4. A Q&A/talkback with presenters

We’ll also be printing a zine containing stories of folx with mental illness/psychiatric disabilities who have been oppressed by police as well as more deescalation and self-care techniques. The zine would be distributed at the workshop. Folx can contribute to the zine anonymously if they’d like — we’d just need their contributions by March 15.


March 25, 2017
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Rebekah Frumkin


1011 W 18th St, Chicago, IL 60608-2306, United States

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