DJ Jaffe Executive Director Mental Illness Policy Org.

DJ Jaffe is not a mental "health" advocate, he is an advocate for the most seriously mentally ill and has been advocating for better treatment for them for over 30 years. He 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. in New York. DJ's op-eds on mental health policy have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post and he is regularly quoted by the media. 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 some form of often mild illness, or the 100% who can have their mental "wellness" improved. ; DJ focuses on those who are often homeless, incarcerated or institutionalized. He delves into politically incorrect, but important topics like reducing violence, preserving psychiatric hospitals, making it easier to civilly commit those who need help. His book, "Insane Consequences: How the mental health industry fails the mentally ill" will be published in October 2018. http://mentalillnesspolicy.org

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