National Alliance on Mental Illness

School Resource Officers attend crisis intervention training

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department held its annual crisis intervention training for Richland County’s school resource officers. The annual event is sponsored by the South Carolina Department of Mental Health and certified through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy.

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, 3-5 million children in the United States have a mental illness.

WATCH: Mental Health Advocacy at State House

Advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Advocates say far too often you only hear about mental illness when an act of violence is committed. Wednesday at the South Carolina State House the point was made that only 6% of those with mental illness have violent tendencies. That means 94% of the mentally ill do not have violent tendencies. Advocates say in comparison…