Crisis Intervention Training: How a Police Program Can Save Lives

April 30, 2013 Becky Oberg

Sometimes psychiatric symptoms can cause an encounter with the police. Sadly, these encounters don't always bode well for the person with a mental illness. More Than Borderline's Becky Oberg talks about how specialized training can save lives by teaching police officers how to deal with people in a psychiatric crisis.

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Oberg, B. (2013, April 30). Crisis Intervention Training: How a Police Program Can Save Lives, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 25 from

Author: Becky Oberg

May, 4 2013 at 2:38 pm

I used to read the Healthy Place blogs a few years ago, and found them to be a really good source of information about what mental illness is really like.
Although unrelated to this posting, I was wanting to ask your opinion about something. Recently a psychiatrist told me that "people with borderline personality disorder have a harder time than other people [in understanding other people]". I was really hurt and offended, as I don't think that that's true at all, and promotes the stigma of BPD, and was a horrific thing for a psychiatrist to say. Although she's since apologised (but hasn't said that she doesn't really think that), she doesn't seem to think of it as big of a deal as I do. I asked a friend of mine if she thought it's true what the psychiatrist said, but she hasn't responded (I asked though text), and I don't want to ask again, because I think it might have upset her.
Basically, I'm wondering, do you think it's true what the psychiatrist said about people with BPD, and do you think it's a big deal that she made a negative generalisation about people with BPD?

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