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Tucson lawmakers: Expand training on mental health challenges

Two Tucson lawmakers want to appropriate $500,000 to expand a program that provides training on identifying and assisting individuals facing mental health challenges. Republican Rep. Ethan Orr and Democratic Rep. Victoria Steele represent the district that includes the Safeway store where a gunman killed six people and wounded U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others on Jan. 8, 2011.
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Feb 13, 2013, 3:55 pm
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Laureano said the training turns school bus drivers, teachers and janitors into a “front line” for mental health care.

The same guy who cleans the shitter is also going to be the guy who identifies those who might be mentally ill. Lovely.

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Feb 13, 2013, 3:57 pm
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“If you can start to understand that as a society, then you can start to get people what they need,” she said.

I can’t seem to find an answer to this anywhere, but I’m going to take another shot at it…

what if said people say “no”, or exercise their right to refuse treatment? Then what?

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