The New Reality: What role should police have when responding to mental health checks? | Nov. 28

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    There are tens of thousands of mental health wellness checks done by police every year in Canada. However, after a number of high profile cases this summer ended in tragedy, there were increased calls for change. Farah Nasser explores the problem, the debate over whether police should be the first response during mental health crises, and the alternative solutions being proposed. Plus, they are called COVID long haulers: people who continue to have symptoms months after contracting COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Robin Gill takes us inside Canada’s first post-COVID-19 clinic, where they are trying to help patients recover from long-term symptoms, and unravel a mystery. For more info, please go to https://globalnews.ca/tag/coronavirus/ Subscribe to Global News Channel HERE: http://bit.ly/20fcXDc Like Global News on Facebook HERE: http://bit.ly/255GMJQ Follow Global News on Twitter HERE: http://bit.ly/1Toz8mt Follow Global News on Instagram HERE: https://bit.ly/2QZaZIB #TheNewReality #coronavirus #COVID19 #GlobalNews

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