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Mental Health Counselors In 'CAHOOTS' With Local Police In Eugene, Oregon

One in four people killed in police custody have a serious mental illness. In Eugene, Ore., mental health advocates and local police are working together to change that statistic. (Courtesy CAHOOTS)
One in four people killed in police custody have a serious mental illness. In Eugene, Ore., mental health advocates and local police are working together to change that statistic. (Courtesy CAHOOTS)

One in four people killed in police custody have a serious mental illness. In Eugene, Ore., mental health advocates and local police are working together to change that statistic.

Kate Gillespie, a clinical coordinator for CAHOOTS (Crisis Assistance Helping Out On The Streets), joins Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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