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How our community helps treat mental illness

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KENNEWICK, Wash.--  What's is in place to deal with those who have serious mental issues? in the wake of the capture of Philip Paul; How do the mentally ill get help?

The Benton Franklin Department of Human Services has a team called the Crisis Response Unit that meets with 250 people each month with mental illnesses. They say some cases they work deal with people who have become dangerous because of their disease, but in reality, most people coping with mental illness are the victims of violence, not the perpetrators.

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