Join us for a webinar on rural mental health this Monday

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Please join HT editor Niki Turner and the Colorado Independent’s Susan Greene, as well as former police officer and professor of social work Dr. Paul F. Mackie, for a webinar on rural mental health issues.

The webinar is organized by the National Press Foundation and will take place this Monday, May 4 at 2 p.m. MST.

From webinar host the National Press Association:

“Sixty percent of rural Americans live in places with shortages of mental health providers. If one of them has a mental health crisis, the person most likely to respond is a police officer. And that was before coronavirus.

Join us for a briefing on rural mental health – both before and after the pandemic. Our first two speakers are two Colorado journalists who won this year’s Carolyn C. Mattingly Award for Mental Heath Reporting for their coverage of the killing of a man suffering from paranoid schizophrenia bya  small town police officer who knew the man’s diagnosis but said he had no choice but to shoot. – After the death, the town attempted to silence the story.

The third speaker is a former police officer and now professor of social work and an expert in rural mental health. He will give details on the rural mental healthcare shortage and offer recommendations for handling mental health problems that arise during the pandemic.”

You can register here: