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2014-02-11 23:21:50

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

2013-12-11 23:04:55

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

2013-09-18 23:18:29

Aaron Alexis a “classic example” of what 50 years of failed mental illness treatment policy have produced, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington,

2012-09-13 23:00:29

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.

2011-01-10 14:35:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has issued the following statement by Executive Director Michael J.

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2009-08-11 13:07:53

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.

2008-07-18 06:00:49

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.

2007-04-26 12:12:13

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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