Friday, August 22, 2014

News and Commentary from the Treatment Advocacy Center August 18 - August 22, 2014

"GET HELP: When Mental Illness Leads to Criminal Justice Involvement"
More than 40% of individuals with severe mental illness end up behind bars at some point in their lives. As a resource to family members whose loved ones become involved in the criminal justice system, the Treatment Advocacy Center has created a web page of steps caregivers can take both before and after a family member or friend becomes involved with law enforcement, the criminal justice system or both. READ IT ALL....

"RESEARCH: Minorities Less Likely to Get Care After Hospitalization"
One study shows that poor follow-up after psychiatric hospitalization leaves many individuals, particularly minorities, with substandard treatment. More attention must be given to reducing racial-ethnic disparities in outpatient mental health treatment following hospitalization.READ IT ALL...

"The Brain on Antipsychotic Drugs: What Happens?"Antipsychotic drugs are an important part of the picture in most people’s journey to recovery from serious mental illness. Evidence that they produce structural changes in the brain should not come as a surprise. READ IT ALL....

"If I Could Turn Back Time" - personally speaking "I grieve and reminisce for the son I once raised by love and support the new child before me now. If my son had a heart attack, cancer or was in a car accident, my life would be different", writes mother Nina McDaniel in a powerful plea. READ IT ALL....

A big thank-you to Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren, whose op-ed was published in the Huffington Post.

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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