City project explores alternative citizen crisis response

The City of Winnipeg, Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) and Shared Health’s Crisis Response Centre (CRC) announced a pilot project aimed at supporting people experiencing mental health crises in a Nov. 29 PRESS RELEASE. The Alternative Response to Citizens in Crisis (ARCC) pilot project aims to help stabilize people in crisis and support individuals in chronic crisis. The ARCC will provide mental health resources to stabilize its users in the moment and assist them in managing their mental health in the long term.

Peace, bound

We are all entitled to support whom we choose and to give voice to that choice. To listen to our conscience and act upon the things it tells us about the world. If we do so without violence, there can be no case for the use of government force against us. In a free and just society, the use of government power to punish individuals for speaking their beliefs, no matter how unpopular, is oppression.