A man who said he was suicidal and had a gun drew an armed response from police New Year's Day, the same day a man who had refused help from homeless advocates had to be rescued when he'd become trapped in a ravine where he was living.
How does a society help someone who doesn't want help? Can you respect someone's free will and still avert a crisis situation?
It turns out, there's been a lot of progress on that front already here in the Twin Ports. And the solution - once someone tells you about it - seems utterly obvious.
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