Saranac Lake Police Officer Thomas Lauzon, right, shakes hands with Don Kamin, director of the Institute for Policing, Mental Health and Community Collaboration, after graduating from crisis training mental health program that Kamin and Cheektowaga Police Chief Brain Gould ran this week. (Business photo – Aaron Cerbone) PAUL SMITHS –Read More →

MECOSTA COUNTY – A collaboration between Mecosta and Osceola County Sheriff’s Departments and Meceola Central Expedition plans provide critical crisis training to first responders in the region. The Mecosta County Council of Commissioners authorized the submission of a grant application to the Michigan Municipal Risk Management Authority’s Risk Avoidance ProgramRead More →

“Helping People in Crisis,” the first of two Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) trainings is scheduled for November 5-6 at the Riverview Event Center in Morgan County. The new team of chaplains in the Raymer / Stoneham Fire Protection District are organizing the two days of training for the ICISFRead More →

Modern technology, the internet and social media have been a catalyst for major changes in defense and security. In addition to fighting on the ground, armies and governments must also win the battle of hearts and minds. It becomes increasingly difficult as adversaries employ more complex tactics to spread disinformation.Read More →

Emporia State University Psychology Department Chairman Jim Persinger led various school professionals through his PREPaRE training to deal with crises at Visser Hall Schools on the ESU campus on Thursday and last Friday. The training was funded by a $ 23,610 grant from the Kansas Health Foundation to equip schoolRead More →

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama (WAFF) – Mental health issues are central to the Tennessee Valley. On Thursday evening, Huntsville City Council approved a resolution to build a new crisis diversion center to help people who are often ignored and don’t know where to go. Police Chief Mark McMurray said the new centerRead More →