Proposal for Intervention in Mental Health Crises
A paper presented at Community Justice Coalition and International Commission of Jurists (Aust) event ‘BEDLAM: A hypothetical journey through the Justice and Mental Health Systems’ held on 29 September 2012.
This leaflet download highlights problem areas of the current Criminal Justice and Mental Health systems and raises possible solutions.
In a situation when a person feels disturbed or others feel disturbed by a person’s behaviour, it is most often handled by social processes in the person’s immediate community. At times, help is requested from outside organizations. The starkest failures have occurred after referral to police.