"A Call for Help" examines the increasing frequency of interactions between law enforcement officers and the mentally ill.
When law enforcement officers are called to help with a mentally ill person, sometimes the results are tragic. The new WRAL Documentary “A Call for Help” examines one family’s story and why interactions between law enforcement and the mentally ill are increasing in North Carolina. John Gilmore, MD, was interviewed for the documentary, which airs Oct. 23 at 7 p.m.
UNC PAWS (peer assisted wellness support) a shelter- to-pet program at The Farm at Penny Lane in Chatham County, is a program of the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health. UNC PAWS provides support for individuals with severe mental illness and prepares shelter dogs for a forever home.
At UNC PAWS, a new shelter-to-pet program at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health, clinicians amplify those benefits by connecting shelter dogs with people who suffer from addiction disorders, depression and schizophrenia, among other severe mental illnesses.
Published in the Schizophrenic Bulletin, Diana Perkins, MD, medical director at OASIS, at the UNC Center of Excellence for Community Mental Health, is coauthor.