The National Alliance on Mental Illness High Country chapter hosted a five-person panel on March 2 to discuss the working relationship between mental health workers and law enforcement.

The panel covered topics such as court-mandated treatment, mental health crisis response protocol, crisis intervention teams and programs like pre-booking diversion. Panelists included Peg Morrison, program director for NAMI North Carolina; Claudia Gross, an outpatient clinician at Daymark Recovery Services; Murray Hawkinson, clinical site director at Daymark Recovery Services; Mike Tanner, president of NAMI High Country and Andy Le Beau, captain at Boone Police Department. Click here for full article