County fire department begins direct transport to mental healthcare facility

By , Daily Memphian Published: April 28, 2021 4:34 PM CT

Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris said rising economic and mental stress levels in the community resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic made this the right time to pursue this new policy.

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Shelby County Fire Chief Alvin Benson Shelby County Fire Department Lee Harris Shelby County Government Mental health
Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf

Omer Yusuf covers Bartlett and North Memphis neighborhoods for The Daily Memphian. He also analyzes COVID-19 data each week. Omer is a former Jackson Sun reporter and University of Memphis graduate.


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