What is the problem that needs to be addressed? Please describe how it is related to mental health.
People experiencing mental illness are very vulnerable to the stigma of association and appearance. https://abcnews.go.com/US/los-angeles-sheriffs-deputy-shot-station-sniper-holed/story?id=65114172 https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-21/gunman-opens-fire-at-lancaster-sheriffs-station-wounding-one-deputy https://www.huffpost.com/entry/lancaster-city-california-sniper-manhunt_n_5d5e43fbe4b0dfcbd4883afd https://www.foxnews.com/us/authorities-looking-for-sniper-who-wounded-los-angeles-area-deputy-outside-sheriffs-station https://www.reuters.com/article/us-california-police/police-search-for-sniper-who-shot-los-angeles-county-deputy-sheriff-idUSKCN1VC0BL https://ktla.com/2019/08/21/sheriffs-deputy-wounded-in-lancaster-shooting/
Why is this a concern for Orange County? What can Orange County and other counties learn from this project?
Sending police/SWAT/Sherriff/military into situations framed one way, but reality another way isn’t ideal. Knowing what reality looks like is so important.
What is currently being done to resolve this problem in our county and throughout the United States? If applicable: Is it working; why or why not?
What is new or different about this project idea? Please describe how this differs from what is already being done (Question 6). Please list any research that was done on this topic.
What is the project idea? Please describe how this project will operate.
Provide the option for a person living with mental illness to have an open house with the jurisdiction they live in to create a community relationship.
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