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  1. mental health screening

    San Antonio ‘Crisis Cops’ Deliver NYPD Lessons on Dealing with Mentally Ill

    New HBO documentary about Texas city’s approach to 911 calls where mental health plays role is shown to New York cops amid plans for policing reforms.

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  2. too late

    City Mental Health Services Checked In on Man Killed by Cop — After He Died

    “I said, ‘This phone call is very triggering.’ I hung up,” Kwesi Ashun’s sister told THE CITY. “I mean, how much can a person take?”

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  3. breakdown

    No More EDPs: NYPD’s Emergency Plan to Deal with Mentally Ill New Yorkers

    Cops will start teaming with mental health workers on 911 calls and will no longer refer to “EDPs” under reforms aimed at stemming bloodshed.

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  4. homelessness

    Wards Island Homeless Shelter Operator Gets Another 4.5 Years Despite Troubles

    HELP USA is set to run Clarke Thomas facility until mid-2024 under $45 million city pact amid open building code violations, records show.

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  5. block power

    With a New Clinic on Way, Neighbors Decry ‘Overburdened’ Harlem

    Mount Sinai pledge of no addiction treatment fails to satisfy foes of a mental health facility on a block contending with homelessness and drug use.

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  6. mental health

    Public Advocate Leapfrogs Mayor With Mental Illness Emergency Response Proposal

    Citing THE CITY’s reporting, Jumaane Williams calls for a new three-digit hotline beyond 911, more services — and first responders who aren’t cops.

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  7. drug related

    City’s Aging Black Residents Dying of Cocaine-Involved ODs in Rising Numbers

    Many of the fatalities are unrelated to opioids, Health Department data show, as officials struggle to understand the increase.

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  8. violence behind bars

    Rikers Guards’ Bad Decisions Led to Man’s Death, Suit Alleges

    Casey Holloway was strangled by a fellow inmate who should have been placed in a more secure unit for people with severe mental illness, family says.

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  9. mental health

    Suicide Prevention Hotline to the Rescue on RFK Bridge

    Hours after THE CITY reported the absence of advertised emergency phones along the span’s pedestrian path, the MTA installed one.

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  10. mental health

    RFK Bridge’s Suicide Prevention Sign’s Phone Promise Doesn’t Ring True

    A sign on the former Triborough Bridge proclaims “phone ahead.” But no such lifeline exists on the pedestrian section of the span.

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  11. running bill

    Progressive Promises: Bill de Blasio’s New York City Record

    The mayor of America’s biggest city touts accomplishments from Pre-K to policing as he readies for the campaign trail. Here’s how he’s delivered.

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  12. running bill

    Bill de Blasio’s Unfinished Business

    As he wages an expected presidential run, the mayor leaves some projects that are behind schedule or have deadlines looming. Here are seven to watch.

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  13. kawaski trawick

    Video Footage of Fatal Police Shooting Raises New Questions

    Why didn’t cops just close the door instead of shooting Kawaski Trawick in his Bronx apartment, Public Advocate Jumaane Williams asks.

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  14. special report

    Dialing 911 Daily: How Mental Health Crisis Strains Neighborhoods

    Alarmed residents near psychiatric hospitals and shelters for the mentally ill help fuel surge in “emotionally disturbed persons” NYPD calls.

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  15. jails

    City Scrambles to Open Special Units for Mentally Ill Inmates

    Only three of nine new jail units promised in 2016 are operating. That’s raised concerns the city won’t complete the other six by its 2020 deadline.

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  16. justice

    Man Charged in Detective’s Death Says He Wanted to Commit ‘Suicide by Cop’

    Christopher Ransom, who says he’s battled mental illness, faces murder charges in the friendly fire death of Queens Det. Brian Simonsen.

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  17. special report

    The NYPD’s Mental Illness Response Breakdown

    As 911 calls reporting emotionally disturbed people doubled in a decade, training lags and a key response team has been kept out of the loop.

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  18. jails

    City Seeks to Move Mentally Ill Inmates to Hospitals

    A new possibility in plans to close Rikers Island jails: relocation of mentally ill and medically needy to secure hospital facilities

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  19. thrivenyc

    Chirlane McCray’s Mental Health Program Struggles to Retain Key Staff

    The First Lady’s ThriveNYC has seen scores of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers leave its largest program before their commitment is up.

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