Saturday, November 30, 2013

News and Commentary from the Treatment Advocacy Center
November 25 - November 29, 2013

SENT WITH HOPES AND BEST WISHES FOR A WONDERFUL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY AND WEEKEND.

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"Coming December 2: A SAMHSA Seminar Examining AOT"
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration this MONDAY, DEC. 2, will present and broadcast of a public-service program examining the impact of assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) on people with severe mental illness. Advance registration is necessary. 
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"A Bellwether Vote from Berkeley?"
The Berkeley City Council's unanimous vote last week to urge adoption of California’s Laura’s Law in Alameda County may reflect a national trend. 
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"The Road to Recovery"
Montana’s civil commitment laws allowed Gary Mihelish’s oldest son to begin the road to recovery after being diagnosed with schizophrenia, a journey Mihelish described on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. 
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"Loss of Treatment Options Now a National Crisis"
The Creigh Deeds tragedy in Virginia sounded the national alarm bell over the United States’ shortage of psychiatric beds for people in psychiatric crisis. But what was lost in the din was a discussion of the other tragedies that occur daily as a result of untreated mental illness. 
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"Responding to Anti-Psychiatry Protestors"
Psychiatrists “need to acknowledge that some of the points the protesters make are valid,” writes Dinah Miller, MD. But we also "need to respond to studies showing fault with psychiatry that have been overly touted by the media and are simply wrong.” 
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A big thank-you to Kathleen Branch, Marilyn Martin and Arlene Saks-Martin, whose letters were published in the Baltimore Sun.

If you have a letter or commentary published, please email a link or a copy topress@treatmentadvocacycenter.org so we can save it, acknowledge your reform efforts, and share it with others.

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