Help Not Handcuffs – Mental Health Emergencies & Police Response
The March 8th Help Not Handcuffs session featuring Ernie Stevens and Joe Smarro from “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops” generated a great deal of audience interest so NAMI has invited them back to continue the conversation and answer more of your questions. Joining the discussion will also be Dirk Butler from the Center for Policing Equity and Ron Bruno from CIT International. Please join NAMI for another important conversation on collective solutions for justice diversion and compassionate crisis response.
Moderated by Dan Gillison, CEO of NAMI
The HBO “Ernie and Joe: Crisis Cops” documentary is available for virtual screening from July 17-July 24 for all registrants. Content warning: Please note this film includes a scene related to a suicide attempt. Please remember to reach out for support if needed. In a crisis, text “NAMI” to 741741 for 24/7, confidential, free crisis counseling.