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About Cambridge

Cambridge is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts. It has a population of over 110,000 people. Cambridge is home to several famous universities, including Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). More than 94% of Cambridge residents who are 25 years or older have graduated from high school. About 75% of residents in this age group have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

The population of Cambridge is 63% white, 15% Asian, and 10% black. The median household income is $83,100. Roughly 14% of people in Cambridge live below the poverty line.  

Mental Health in Cambridge

In a 2013 study, over 11% of adults in Cambridge said they had a mental health condition that affected their ability to function. One fifth of adults reported binge drinking at some point during the past month. Roughly 9% of adult residents said they smoked marijuana that year. 

The Cambridge Police Department (CPD) actively participates in mental health outreach. All members of the department are trained in mental health first aid and aggression management. The CPD is in the process of providing the entire department with a 40-hour Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) training program. This program will teach police personnel how to interact effectively with residents who have mental health issues and how to divert those residents from the criminal justice system to treatment.

References:

  1. Cambridge health indicators: Broad measures of health for Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the United States. (2013). Cambridge Public Health Department. Retrieved from http://www.cambridgepublichealth.org/publications/Cambridge-Health-Indicators-2013.pdf
  2. DataUSA: Cambridge, MA. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://datausa.io/profile/geo/cambridge-ma
  3. Mental health outreach. (n.d.). Cambridge Police Department. Retrieved from http://www.cambridgema.gov/cpd/communityresources/mentalhealthoutreach
  4. QuickFacts: Cambridge city, Massachusetts. (n.d.). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved from https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/cambridgecitymassachusetts/PST045216