Tagged: Mental Health

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Coalition Urges CA Governor: Protect Patients, Stop Gutting Confidentiality

(Los Angeles, California, August 20, 2014) — A coalition of nonprofits alarmed about the gutting of patient confidentiality urges California Governor Jerry Brown to veto pending legislation that requires mental health practitioners to police their patients and report a growing list of statements to law enforcement—or face prosecution and potential...

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New York Times: Inside a Mental Hospital Called Jail

The New York Times on the ways in which jails and prisons have become de-facto mental hospitals.  Mental illness needs to be decriminalized, and this article shows the devastating effects of bad policy. The largest mental health center in America is a huge compound here in Chicago, with thousands of...