by Lester Muata Greene

I like to give some information on how to improve emergency responses for

mental health crises. “EDP” from EMS 1 is a good national source for EMS


More than 94% of respondents are worried about the state of mental health

in the United States, and 66% are more concerned than a year ago, based

on the pandemic.Here are three tips to help build a more robust response

to handling mental health crises in the communities we serve.

1- Provide context for situational awareness for responders- means having

reliable and actionable information and collaborating across lines from 911

dispatchers and other public safety officials.

2- Proactively gather information- emergency responders should feel

empowered to encourage the public to share as much information as

possible before a crisis occurs.

3- All First Responder agencies can make a positive impact in the

community- safety is an ecosystem and the public perception and

willingness to engage in a positive manner with public safety daily leads to

better outcomes, being present and proactive is more important than ever.

Let’s take a look the current state of the labor movement ;

Kellogg wants to permanently replace workers because the union members

rejected a contract that proposed a two-tier system, in which transitional

employees get lesser pay and benefits. Workers will extend the strike that

started 2 months ago. Many customers are calling for Boycott of Kellogg.

The 3000 members of the Student Workers of Columbia University who are

members of UAW Local 2110 have been on strike since early November,

seeking a livable wage,improved health and dental benefits and stronger

protections from sexual harassment and discrimination.