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The death of Mr Cambell speaks to burden placed upon law officers and health care professionals who do thier best to provide safety and care for individuals with both chronic and acute mental heal issues. The complete evisceration of funding for mental health services places the burden on law enforcement and the medical model to triage these situations. Neither systems are ideally equipped to help people overcome acute or chronic mental health issues. Trained crisis councelors, potentially from the commmunity itself, being present in these type of domestic violence and/or suicidal calls for police is a start.
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