Sunday, February 22, 2015

Tennessee, Listen Up! Should Mentally Ill People Be Forced Into Treatment?

This study shows why Tennessee should be the 46th state in our nation to enact AOT laws.

New Study: Assisted Outpatient Treatment Saves More Taxpayer Money Than It Costs

A new study finds that involuntary psychiatric treatment programs can keep people from cycling through ERs, jails, prisons, and homeless shelters—and therefore save taxpayers gobs of money. Is it worth it?

Read the TIME article here: http://time.com/3716426/mental-illness-treatment-cost/

In every case program costs were “more than offset” by reducing public spending in other areas, resulting in a net cost reduction to the public, the study conducted by Health Management Associates found.

Read about the study, commissioned by the Treatment Advocacy Center here: http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/02/prweb12524187.htm

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