Thursday, April 16, 2009

More Ink on Chief Baker's Mental Health PSAs

PPH columnist Bill Nemitz addresses Bustlin' Bill Baker's efforts to broadcast public service announcements about mental health care:
The chief's admittedly "outside the box" idea: Why
not produce a public service announcement acknowledging that times are tough and
urging people to get the help they need before things escalate into a full-blown
police standoff? "When these things happen, we so often hear from people
interviewed at the scene by the media who say, 'My God, I never thought it could
happen here,'" Baker said Wednesday. "Meanwhile, we're sitting here saying we've
been to 101 mental-health interventions since January, just here in
- John C.L. Morgan

Related: Bustlin' Bill to Create a PSA About Mental Health (April 13, 2009)

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