Crisis Intervention Police Training

BY PAUL DAVIS Journal Staff Writer pdavis@providencejournal.com WOONSOCKET — A few weeks ago, Woonsocket police Sgt. Michael Villiard tried to reason with a man who had threatened someone with a knife. Villiard knew the...

Forum: Criminalization of Mental Illness

BY G. WAYNE MILLER Journal Staff Writer gwmiller@providencejournal.com PROVIDENCE — As public psychiatric hospitals across America closed from the 1960s into the 1990s, a “transinstitutional shift” occurred that has resulted in record numbers of...

MHA of RI Forum: Criminalization of Mental Illness

BY G. WAYNE MILLER Journal Staff Writer gwmiller@providencejournal.com PROVIDENCE — As public psychiatric hospitals across America closed from the 1960s into the 1990s, a “transinstitutional shift” occurred that has resulted in record numbers of...

MHA of RI at Publick Occurences Forum

By G. WAYNE MILLERG. WAYNE MILLER The Providence Journal JOURNAL STAFF WRITER gwmiller@providencejournal.com Published: November 06 2014 11:32 PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s system of community mental health care is flawed, fragmented and underfunded —...

In the Shadows: Reaching Out with MHA of RI

By Paul Davis of The Providence Journal Journal Staff Writer pdavis@providencejournal.com Published: November 01 2014 11:20 PROVIDENCE — In the dark corners, weedy lots and cemetery plots in South Providence, another world exists. It...