This article highlights a concerning issue - a recent plan by the government to tell police to respond to fewer mental health related 999 calls. This is a concerning move and I think it is the wrong approach to take. Mental health is an important issue and should be taken seriously by the government and police. People in crisis need to be supported, not ignored.
It is concerning that the government has chosen to reduce the amount of support given to those suffering from mental health issues. It is a sign that the government is not taking mental health as seriously as it should be. Police officers should be trained to better handle mental health related issues, rather than simply ignoring them.
The government needs to take action and provide better support for those suffering from mental health issues. A lack of support can have serious consequences for those in need, and the government should be doing more to ensure that those in need are supported. Mental health should be taken seriously, and those in need should be given the support they need.