A proposed “Blue Lives Matter” bill in North Carolina has some mental health professionals concerned. HB 181 includes a section that would classify assault against emergency personnel—law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, and firefighters—as a hate crime. Critics worry that the bills could negatively impact people experiencing mental health crises. Read more.
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