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FDNY EMS union officials recently expressed concerns about a plan to send EMS to mental health emergency calls without police, and with social workers instead.
Denver and San Francisco have recently replaced or planned to replace police with mental health professionals in some situations as well, while Eugene, Oregon, has had a similar program for decades.
We want to know: Who responds to mental health emergencies in your area? Does your community have a system that works well?
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