Mental Illness in the news

We need “…a massive public education campaign about how to identify and get help for those under siege by psychiatric illness, together with state laws that allow psychiatrists wider authority to enforce psychiatric treatment…” ~Dr. Keith Ablow

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Ed Vasicek's picture

Having dealt with a number of mentally ill people, I agree that we need more authority to get them help (and supervision).   It is almost impossible unless they commit a crime FIRST.  

I understand our concerns about wrongly institutionalizing the sane, but, rather than erring on the side of not bothering the sane, we are allowing too many dangerous people on the streets.   Rather than err either way, we really have to aim precisely for the middle of the target.

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