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Where a person lives should not determine the treatment he or she is able to receive, says the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) February
Legal reforms are a step in the right direction, but the system for providing timely and effective treatment to individuals with severe mental illness is still in tatters, says the Treatment Advocacy
Aaron Alexis a “classic example” of what 50 years of failed mental illness treatment policy have produced, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington,
Professor Thomas Szasz, iconic champion for liberty, pioneer in the fight against coercive psychiatry and co-founder of Citizens Commission on Human Rights, has passed away at the age of 92.
ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement by Executive Director Michael J.
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine signed a bill Tuesday allowing the mentally ill to be ordered into outpatient treatment against their will. The measure takes effect a year after signing and is to be phased in over the next three years, the governor's office said.
By James Romoser, Winston-Salem Journal, N.C. Jul. 18--State legislators voted today to prevent the purchase of guns by people who have been deemed dangerously mentally ill. The bill, which passed unanimously, is a response to the Virginia Tech shootings of April 2007.
In the wake of last week's killing of 32 people at Virginia Tech University by shooter Seung-Hui Cho, and Cho's subsequent suicide, the debate has intensified on mental health commitment laws in Virginia, Maryland and elsewhere.
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