It was the late 1990s, and there was little published evidence on the efficacy of peer supports. Georgia’s Wendy Tiegreen had grown up in behavioral health… literally. Her father led a non-profit community mental health center, and she had seen the volunteer corps of people in recovery firsthand. These individuals understood the level of pain others were experiencing and were frequently providing informal supports. Wendy had heard of a couple of pockets of similar programs in New York, but that was about it. Five years earlier, Bill Anthony and the psychiatric rehabilitation movement had declared the 1990s “the decade of recovery.” But, … [Read More...]
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Was just crunching data…2014 vs 2015 total police department utilization up from 185 to 226 average monthly…(average time still under 5 min). While most are pick-up orders, there’s been a 75% increase in “discretionary” use of RRC by police.
Only answer for that is improved customer service and accessibility. – Nick Margiotta