A new lawsuit claims Black Americans with mental illness are being forced into traumatic emergency room stays.
The National League of Cities (NLC) and Arnold Ventures provide recommendations on how local jurisdictions can improve their response to mental illness through cross-system collaboration. The document linked here is the executive summary, which includes links to three constituent reports.
The Bazelon Center argues for removing the role of law enforcement in responding to people with mental illness; rather, they suggest scaling up the capacity of the mental and behavioral health system.
The California Coalition Against Sexual Assault (CALCASA) provides this information packet to provide an introduction to the LGBT community, along with recommendations on supporting LGBT individuals who are survivors of sexual assault. This packet provides recommendations and information that can aid rape crisis centers in enhancing their outreach efforts and services to the LGBT community.
The Human Rights Campaign provides a brief overview of mental health challenges and barriers to accessing care for LGBTQ+ People of Color. The subsequently provide Crisis/Suicide Prevention Hotlines and resources for seeking mental health support and treatment that are LGBTQ+ affirming.