mental health awareness http://wamc.org en Berkshire Police Officers Train For Mental Health Crisises http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-police-officers-train-mental-health-crisises <p>Law enforcement officers in western Massachusetts recently completed a week of crisis intervention training. The course focused on dealing with people with mental health and substance abuse issues.</p><p>Working with local theater actors, officers were put in role-playing scenarios, such as a suicide situation.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:26:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 86540 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Police Officers Train For Mental Health Crisises Berkshire Advocates Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-advocates-raise-awareness-mental-health-issues <p>May is nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, and mental health advocates in the Berkshires are becoming involved to educate the public about the resources available for those living with mental illness.</p><p></p><p>As part of a way to draw attention to mental illness is his local community, North Adams mayor Richard Alcombright recently called together a discussion with mental health professionals and representatives of area mental health service providers.</p><p>"Really what we wanted do this week was to get out some awareness and get it going," said Alcombright.</p> Mon, 06 May 2013 22:08:15 +0000 Lucas Willard 64011 at http://wamc.org Berkshire Advocates Raise Awareness of Mental Health Issues