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Mental Health And Police Violence: How Crisis Intervention Teams Are Failing

Nationwide protests over police accountability and racial justice have reenergized longstanding efforts to fundamentally change how police departments respond to someone in a mental health emergency. Many are calling for removing or dramatically reducing law enforcement’s role in responding to those crisis calls unless absolutely necessary. Since 2015, nearly a quarter of all people killed by police officers in America have […]

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Statement about the Shooting of the 13. year old Autistic Teen in Utah | Fierce Autistics And Allies

TRIGGER WARNING!!! An Autistic child is shown injured after being shot by law enforcement. Video, images and interviews include injured child and traumatized parent. Here at Fierce Autistics and Allies, we condemn the shooting of 13 year old Linden Cameron. His mother called the police in Gendale, Utah for help because he was running away […]

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Opinion: Bill would foster understanding between police and those with autism | with Note From Eve

“As a person with autism, I know firsthand the need to address these situations — I’ve lived them.” In our ongoing efforts to help people with autism navigate an ever-changing world, we have often focused our attention on the everyday tasks — such as education and employment opportunities. But if we are to continue to […]

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Open Letter To NAMI Fresno Board, Members, and Community | Via Eve Reiland

I’m cheering the culture shift in this year’s NAMI Fresno yearly fundraiser gala. It felt so much more inclusive of people from all areas of our community – including peers, family and professionals. The event was held in a more appropriate and neutral location than in previous years. Christina Roup, NAMI Fresno’s Executive Director, did […]

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Crisis Intervention Training | It’s Already Working Here In Fresno, California

Friday night, I was asked by Christina A. Valdez-Roup to share a few words at NAMI Fresno‘s annual Gala recognizing Fresno’s CIT (Crisis Intervention Training) program. One in four is challenged with a mental illness, and one in 17 is challenged with a severe mental illness.  I am that one. Hi, I’m Eve Reiland.  In 2010, I triggered […]

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American Badass Eve Reiland | Advocate for Medicinal Cannabis – YouTube

American Badass Activists Published on May 30, 2016 Eve Hinson speaks during a CIT training about the stigma of mental illness, functional neurological disorder and medicinal cannabis.