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Shaken by recent suicides in the ranks, Chicago police announce plan for new senior advisor on mental health

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The task of improving care around the sensitive issues will fall to Alexa James, the chief executive officer of NAMI Chicago, a community-based mental health organization. James has already done extensive mental health training at the department, including for its crisis intervention program, which certifies officers to respond to mental health emergencies.

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