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2014-07-09 23:04:04

Becomes Second Large County in Three Months to Authorize, Treatment Advocacy Center Calls the Vote a “Watershed” Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 San Francisco supervisors voted to implement Laura’s Law Tuesday¹, making it the second large California county in three months to authorize court-ordered outpatient treatment for at-risk individuals with serious mental illness who meet the state’s strict criteria. Doris A. Fuller, executive director of the Treatment...

2014-06-26 23:07:46

A New Public-Service Resource from the Treatment Advocacy Center Arlington, Virginia (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 To continue raising public awareness of mental illness treatment issues, the Treatment Advocacy Center has published a fact sheet providing state-by-state population numbers on the prevalence of schizophrenia and severe bipolar disorder, including the number of those people who are untreated during a 12-month period. ”Prevalence of Untreated Serious Mental Illness by State”...

2014-04-29 23:07:14

One bright spot in an otherwise grim picture is the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Rep. Tim Murphy and co-sponsored by more than 70 members of both parties in Congress, said the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 The annual observance of Mental Health Month will not be cause for celebration as long as Americans with the most severe mental illnesses don’t receive the treatment they need to stay of out jails and prisons, off the...

2014-04-08 23:28:09

In few places are the consequences of non-treatment more visible than our jails and prisons, said the Treatment Advocacy Center. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 Ten times more individuals with serious mental illness are residing in state prisons and county jails today than in the nation’s remaining state mental hospitals, according to a new study from the Treatment Advocacy Center. “The Treatment of Persons with Mental Illness in Prisons and Jails: A State Survey” found that,...

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 11, 2014 The majority of U.S. states are in need of significant improvements to their mental illness treatment laws to protect and provide for individuals in psychiatric crisis, according to a new study by the Treatment Advocacy Center. What’s more, most states grossly underuse the laws they have. "Mental Health Commitment...

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 Center ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) December 11, 2013 In the year following the Dec. 14 mass killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, legislatures in nearly a dozen states showed newfound resolve to reform the public policies that leave their most severely ill residents without the care they...

2013-09-25 23:24:38

“The transfer of responsibility for persons with mental illness from mental health professionals to law enforcement officers has brought with it major problems,” according to the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’ Association. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 25, 2013 Untreated severe mental illness is an increasing factor in officer-involved homicides, according to a joint report released today by the Treatment Advocacy Center and the National Sheriffs’...

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, Virginia (PRWEB) September 18, 2013 Shot by a man whose hallucinations were so serious he called police in terror barely a month ago, the 12 people killed last Monday at the Navy Yard in Washington are the latest victims of America’s failed mental health policies and civil commitment laws that need to be improved, the...

2013-07-30 23:19:37

"Treating people with severe mental illness is less expensive than hospitalizing them - not to mention more humane," says Doris A. Fuller, executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center. ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 It just got a lot harder for opponents of court-ordered outpatient treatment for mental illness to argue that it costs too much to use, according to the Treatment Advocacy Center. A study of mandatory treatment costs published today in the American...

2012-10-26 04:02:34

Treatment Advocacy Center awards Munetz accolade for efforts in encouraging use of assisted outpatient treatment as alternative to incarceration for people with severe mental illness. Akron, OH (PRWEB) October 25, 2012 Psychiatrist Mark Munetz, M.D., has been awarded the Treatment Advocacy Center´s 2012 Torrey Advocacy Commendation for his unwavering commitment to helping those with severe mental illness get effective and timely treatment. Munetz is currently the Margaret Clark...


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