Monday, December 26, 2011

Grappling with mental health's most vexing question: Who is dangerous? What is Imminent Danger?

If we are going to sincerely respect the dignity of ALL LIFE, the laws and treatment of individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. our laws NEED Changing for both the health and safety of the severely mentally ill and for everyone.
Part 1: A legal ruling gone awry
Forty years ago, a new legal standard for commitment rose from a Milwaukee lawsuit to become the law of the land. It has proved to be tragically inadequate.
As society struggles with how to determine who is dangerous, programs from special courts to crisis intervention training aim to make a difference.

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Stories of how the system has failed, and what we can do about it.

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