Monday, June 2, 2014

Debate Over Forced Treatment Of The Severely Mentally Ill

Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown speaks at a press conference regarding murder suspect Elliot Rodger in Goleta, California. Rodger, 22, went on a deadly rampage in Isla Vista near the University of California at Santa Barbara campus. - ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Listen to my friend and fellow mom advocate, GG Burns, as she brings her personal experience and viewpoints to this morning's discussion about forced treatment of the severely mentally ill on NPR. 
The Diane Rehm Show is produced by member-supported WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC.
Guests
Dr. E. Fuller Torrey 
founder and former president, Treatment Advocacy Center.
Curtis Decker 
executive director, the National Disability Rights Network.
Rep. Ron Barber 
congressman (D-Ariz., 2nd District); he was critically wounded along with Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others in a 2011 shooting in Arizona.
Rep. Tim Murphy 
congressman, (R-Penn., 18th District).
Chrisa Hickey 
mental health advocate and the mother of a mentally ill son.
G.G. Burns 
advocate on mental health issues and the mother of a mentally ill adult son.
Link here:  Debate Over Forced Treatment Of The Severely Mentally Ill


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