Have you heard of NAMI? They are the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a wonderful organization that strives to educate America and promote awareness about mental illness, offering resources to those in need and insisting that mental illness become a high national priority.
A few years ago, I acted in an educational industrial for NAMI New Jersey called The Community I Serve, which depicts how the New Jersey State Police has embraced a new program to train their officers in how to effectively and appropriately respond to situations involving people with mental illness. This program is the first of many vital efforts to reduce the population of mentally ill people in prisons (where they are not able to receive the treatment or medication they need) and the number of mentally ill people injured or killed during police response.
The industrial has won several awards and has screened all over the world. I am so honored to have been a part of this vital message. Please enjoy the trailer below!
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