Pavlov’s Dog

Ten years on and @memtalhealthcop asks…are we any nearer to sensible and legal conclusions for #policing #mentalhealth issues?

Mental Health Cop

In the last few months, I’ve found myself in various rooms with professionals of all kinds, including police officers, finding myself saying the same thing over and over again that I was saying in 2004 when I first started working on this. Last week, I actually found that I was quite deeply boring myself witless when I realised that my mouth was on ‘transmit’ for some standard argument to reject a common misconception, whilst my brain was not fully engaged. I found cerebal space to remember that I have to get my car MOT’d in the next month or so and somewhere in my head I could hear my voice as if it were coming from elsewhere and my brain found space to say, “Oh, for God’s sake – do we gave to discuss this AGAIN?!”

Of course we do have to discuss it again – because we’ve still got…

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