Hearing voices: more opportunities for people with mental illness to speak up and be heard

Jan 10, 2019

Credit NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness

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.

For more information about the In Our Own Voice presentation, email NAMI-Douglas County here.

More information about:

NAMI- National Alliance on Mental Illness,

NAMI-Douglas County,

NAMI - Duluth area

and where you can find a chapter of NAMI near you