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.