Saturday, March 22, 2014

News and Commentary from the Treatment Advocacy Center
March 17 - March 21, 2014
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"The Knock on the Door" - personally speaking 
“Two very kind but somber police officers brought news I already had felt in my heart—that my son was never coming home again.” In this searing piece, a mother shares her futile attempts to get treatment for her mentally ill son and the last few moments of his life. 
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"Danger for the Mentally Ill at Rikers Island"
Conditions for the inmates and staff at New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex have reached noteworthy low points this year. In the last three months alone, at least 12 inmates have been victims of slashing or stabbings, and mental illness has complicated the situation considerably.READ IT ALL....

"New Jersey Takes Assisted Outpatient Treatment Statewide"
The administration of Gov. Chris Christie announced it has dedicated an additional $4.5 million to take assisted outpatient treatment (AOT) implementation to an additional 15 counties of New Jersey, taking the life-saving tool statewide. READ IT ALL....

"What It's Like to be Psychotic" - guest column
"We may be completely unaware that something has gone wrong with our thinking,” writes a man with schizophrenia about how he feels during a psychotic episode. “The illness will usually block out this awareness." READ IT ALL.... 

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