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Mental Illness, Violence, And Family Homicides

Allen Frances | Posted 07.15.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

The topic of mental illness and violence is complicated enough in its own right, but also gets badly distorted by the misleading propaganda generated by the shameless National Rifle Association.

U.S. Mental Health Care Goes From the Worst To Even Worse

Allen Frances | Posted 06.01.2016 | Science
Allen Frances

The Treatment Advocacy Center has been the lonely voice of the voiceless and the staunch defender of the defenseless. Its reports document our shame and should inspire the practical steps needed to end the neglect.

In Case of Mental Health Emergency: Call a Mobile Crisis Team

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 12.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

America must turn the page on its over-dependence on the criminal justice system. In order to break arrest cycles and end inappropriate criminalization of people with mental illness we must support community based behavioral health care.

Advocacy Center Certifies Four New Therapy Dogs

John Harden | Posted 01.28.2012 | Impact
John Harden

A new group of dogs has been certified to join the Therapy Dog Team at Children's Advocacy Center in Cleburne, Texas. The four new certified dogs are...

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.

Cure mental illness by supporting these organizations

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

Anyone who's been reading the papers (or me) knows that the term 'mental illness' has now lost all meaning. As the psychiatric/pharmaceutical/healthca...

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...

Homes, Not Jails or Prison, Are What's Needed for People With Mental Illnesses

Deborah De Santis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Deborah De Santis

A recent study issued by the National Sheriff's Association and the Treatment Advocacy Center describes the shocking fact that there are now three times more mentally ill persons in American jails and prisons than there are in hospitals.

Pentagon Shooting Proves APA Has a Lot to Learn About Mental Illness

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

It is well known to parents of people with schizophrenia and bipolar, that when their loved ones are off medications, they can deteriorate to the point where they don't even know they're sick.

Mental Health Parity: Obama Style

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
DJ Jaffe

I'm happy the Obama Administration is telling group insurers to stop discrimination against the mentally ill. Now I wish they were listening to what they are saying.

Meds can Reduce Homelessness but the Homeless (and Advocates) Don't Get It.

DJ Jaffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
DJ Jaffe

It's time for advocates to stop denying the role of untreated mental illness in causing homelessness. Treatment may not be a magic pill, but it's the closest thing we have.

Maurice Clemmons: Mental Illness Does Cause Violence

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

Maurice Clemmons is now dead. But treatment for his illness would have been better for all. We have to stop denying violence and start treating it.

FDA Considers Caving to Scientology and Making Mental Illness Treatment Illegal

DJ Jaffe | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
DJ Jaffe

As far-fetched as it sounds, the FDA is considering making it more difficult to treat depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and psychosis.