The greatest threat to a police officer’s life and safety is not the armed and violent offender which he/she might encounter in the course of their duties. It is the person who looks back at them from the mirror when they brush their teeth.
What is the American Mental Wellness Association (AMWA)?
The AMWA is the umbrella organization which unites individuals and organizations together as one voice for mental wellness in the United States.
Become a Champion
Mental Wellness Champions are individuals and organizations that want to take a stand for mental wellness. Becoming a champion is free and easy! Benefits include:
- Uniting as one voice
- Participation in discussion
- Access to up-to-date research
- Networking with national advocates
- Strength in numbers
- Free tools, trainings, and best practices
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Medical professionals respect their patients’ values, but they do not always respect medical decisions which they have strong reason to believe are based on being misinformed. This standard of care is not perfect, but it saves many lives, and there is no logical reason why the same treatment standards applied to other patients could not also be applied to psychiatric patients.
If we value the lives of our fellow citizens who are suffering from debilitating brain illnesses, we will spend what we need to spend in order to protect them and help them get well.