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Major Police Group: Mandated Treatment Can Help Some Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 12.31.2014 | Crime
DJ Jaffe

The International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) approved a resolution calling for greater use of mandated treatment, commonly known as assisted outpatient treatment (AOT), at their annual meeting in Orlando. Research shows that AOT reduces arrest, suicide, involuntary hospitalization and violence by the most seriously mentally ill.

The Future of People With Severe Mental Illness Is Safe

Dr. John Grohol | Posted 02.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. John Grohol

Susan Inman recently wrote a blog post condemning the Alternatives conference, a conference for mental health advocates, people who've undergone treat...

Mental Health Kills the Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

In 1955 there were 340 public psychiatric beds available per 100,000 U.S. citizens. By 2005, the number plummeted to a staggering 17 beds per 100,000 persons.

What Harry Reid and John Boehner Should Do in Wake of Giffords Shooting

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

Federal mental-health dollars go to an astonishing variety of social programs for the worried-well, with little left for the seriously ill. Don't spend more. Spend smarter.

10 Years After Laura Wilcox Murder, California Still Refuses to Use Law That Saves Lives, Saves Money, and Helps Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

The reason Laura's Law isn't working is that the state legislature passed the law but refused to see it gets used.

Largest & Longest Study: New Treatment Law Helps Mentally Ill Avoid Incarceration, Homelessness and Hospitalization

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
DJ Jaffe

The Halloween triple-murder in Bono, Ohio of William Liske, Jr., his wife Susan, and son Derrick has again focused the public's attention on what to d...

Mental Illness Awareness Week Diverts Attention from Serious Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Whether one believes that there is stigma to being mentally ill; or discrimination against the mentally ill, the answer remains the same: let's help the most seriously ill.

People With Mental Illness Shunned by Alternatives 2010 Conference in Anaheim

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
DJ Jaffe

During the first week of October, mental health advocates around the country will gather to celebrate Mental Illness Awareness Week by shunning the seriously mentally ill.

Court rules gassing mentally ill is illegal. Is this the best we can do?

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

Psychiatric Times reported an appelate court decision: "Chemical Gassing of Mentally Ill Inmates is Unconsitutional": A Federal appeals court has su...

Treat dangerous schizophrenia, the same way we treat TB.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

According to Amenoma Hartocollis of the New York Times, New York City tightened their rules for monitoring discharged patients with tuberculosis becau...

Hey, Andrew Cuomo: Eliminate the NYS Office of Mental Health

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
DJ Jaffe

Dear Andrew: Your "Action Plan" rightfully bemoans the "ever proliferating tangle of boards, commissions, councils, departments, divisions, offices, ...

New Report: It's Now a Crime to be Mentally Ill

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

A report in today's USA Today by the nation's most reputable mental illness researcher, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey shows that in the United States, you are ...