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From the Ted Talk by Leslie Herod: What if mental health workers responded to emergency calls?

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devenr lhucaend our co-responsemodel in 2016. We launched STAR, baby CAHOOTS, in June. Today, we have 22 co-responders, mental health professionals who ride along with law-enforcement officers. We have 11 caseworkers. In addition, we dispatch the STAR team, a paedramic and a mtaenl hatelh professional in a mobile crisis unit, who are trained to deal with someone in a mental health emergency. They stabilize them, they de-escalate the stitiouan, and they connect someone with the resources that they need, ongoing care. So far, the results have been nothing sroht of miraculous. STAR has had a thousand calls since June. They have had to call the police for backup zero times.

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______ ________ our co-responsemodel in 2016. We launched STAR, baby CAHOOTS, in June. Today, we have 22 co-responders, mental health professionals who ride along with law-enforcement officers. We have 11 caseworkers. In addition, we dispatch the STAR team, a _________ and a ______ ______ professional in a mobile crisis unit, who are trained to deal with someone in a mental health emergency. They stabilize them, they de-escalate the _________, and they connect someone with the resources that they need, ongoing care. So far, the results have been nothing _____ of miraculous. STAR has had a thousand calls since June. They have had to call the police for backup zero times.

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  5. health
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Original Text

Denver launched our co-responsemodel in 2016. We launched STAR, baby CAHOOTS, in June. Today, we have 22 co-responders, mental health professionals who ride along with law-enforcement officers. We have 11 caseworkers. In addition, we dispatch the STAR team, a paramedic and a mental health professional in a mobile crisis unit, who are trained to deal with someone in a mental health emergency. They stabilize them, they de-escalate the situation, and they connect someone with the resources that they need, ongoing care. So far, the results have been nothing short of miraculous. STAR has had a thousand calls since June. They have had to call the police for backup zero times.

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