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Cops Still Handling Most 911 Mental Health Calls Despite Efforts to Keep Them Away

A pilot program that’s supposed to send teams of EMTs and social workers to help people in emotional distress isn’t working as planned so far: Police are responding to 80% of emergency calls for help, THE CITY has learned.

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Public Advocate Blasts Delays on de Blasio’s Mental Health ‘Diversion Centers’

Jumaane Williams, citing THE CITY’s report that one center is empty and another barely used after millions spent, demands answers on the ThriveNYC projects. "It’s beyond frustrating," he said.

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Failure to Thrive: NYC’s $100 Million ‘Diversion Centers’ for Mentally Ill Sit Empty or Barely Used

We took a peek inside a shuttered Bronx facility where NYPD cops are supposed to take emotionally distressed New Yorkers to get help. Another center in East Harlem has served just 45 people — coming out to $1.1 million per visit.

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‘Why Are You in My Home?’ Kawaski Trawick Never Got an Answer Before Police Fatally Shot Him

Police body camera footage released Tuesday shows how, within two minutes, cops arrived, Tased and shot the 32-year-old man in his Bronx apartment last year.

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Chirlane McCray Nearly Doubled Her Official Staff Payroll With Undisclosed Taxpayer-Funded Hires

The city’s First Lady officially has eight employees who support ThriveNYC and other projects. But at least 14 people on the government payroll work on her team, ahead of a potential Brooklyn borough president run.

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Chirlane McCray’s ThriveNYC Mental Health Program Gets a Reboot

New goals, fewer programs and a greater emphasis on people with serious mental illness are on tap for de Blasio’s wife’s much-criticized effort.

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Local Concerns Over NYPD Plan to Take Mentally Ill to New ThriveNYC Clinics

Two precincts in East Harlem and The Bronx will soon start sending people having psychiatric episodes to "diversion centers" they’ll be free to leave.

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San Antonio ‘Crisis Cops’ Deliver NYPD Lessons on Dealing with Mentally Ill

New HBO documentary about Texas city’s approach to 911 calls where mental health plays role is shown to New York cops amid plans for policing reforms.

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City Mental Health Services Checked In on Man Killed by Cop — After He Died

"I said, ‘This phone call is very triggering.’ I hung up," Kwesi Ashun’s sister told THE CITY. "I mean, how much can a person take?"

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No More EDPs: NYPD’s Emergency Plan to Deal with Mentally Ill New Yorkers

Cops will start teaming with mental health workers on 911 calls and will no longer refer to "EDPs" under reforms aimed at stemming bloodshed.

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Revamped NYPD Response to Mentally Ill On Its Way After Long Delay

After cops fatally shot Saheed Vassell last year, Mayor de Blasio quickly promised to change how officers deal with emotionally disturbed persons.

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Mayor de Blasio’s Post-Presidential Campaign To-Do List

From fixing the public housing mess to diversifying schools to property tax reform, the mayor is returning to a pile of pressing business.

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Chirlane McCray’s Mental Health Program Struggles to Retain Key Staff

The First Lady’s ThriveNYC has seen scores of psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers leave its largest program before their commitment is up.