DJ Jaffe Exec. Dir. Mental Illness Policy Org., Author, "Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill"

DJ Jaffe has served multiple terms as a director of the New York City, state, and National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. He co-founded the Treatment Advocacy Center in Arlington, VA with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey before creating Mental Illness Policy Org. to provide unbiased research to media, legislators, policy makers and advocates. DJ's mental illness op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall St. Journal and others. He is regularly quoted by the media and appears on TV. DJ’s work is focused exclusively on the 4% who are the most severely mentally ill, including those with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. (Most of the mental health industry is focused on the 18% with milder illness, or the 100% who can have their mental "wellness" improved.) Mental Illness Policy Org. develops cost-effective policies to reduce homeless, incarceration and institutionalization by tackling politically incorrect, but important topics like reducing violence, preserving psychiatric hospitals, and making it easier to civilly commit those who need help. He is the author of the controversial and well-reviewed, "Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill" (Prometheus Books) available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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