Read the article in the Courier Journal here: http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130106/NEWS10/301060043
Learn more about ACT by clicking here: http://homeless.samhsa.gov/Resource/Assertive-Community-Treatment-Evidence-Based-Prac...tice-KIT-48154.aspx
ACT helps those individuals with Severe and Persistent mental illness, instead of allowing them to fail first, (sometime over and over) or to "die with their civil rights on" in our streets or or in jail.
"Would we allow your Grandmother, who sometimes forgets who she is, and can no longer take care of herself -- by having laws that prevent her from receiving medication, housing, etc? Would we send your grandmother to jail, hoping she would learn to "NOT HAVE HER ALZHEIMER'S RELATED BEHAVIORS" and learn from punishment -- before she could finally access treatment?" Everyday in Kentucky, individuals and their families coping with mental illness are forced to deal with this reality!FOR MORE INFO ABOUT ANOSOGNOSIA CLICK HERE;
Insanity - the Definition of Kentucky's Mental Health Laws at Work My Shattered Daughter, My Love! Written by "a Mom" from Lexington, KY --illustrates the horrific details of how Kentucky's dysfunctional mental health system allows people who cannot help themselves, to deteriorate, become homeless and end up in the revolving door.
By, GG Burns, KY Mental Health Advocate -- working to amend Ky's Community Based Outpatient Treatment Agreed Order under the KRS 202A.O81. Kentucky's Assisted Outpatient Treatment, AOT'.
This law needs strengthening, in order to help those who can't help themselves and end up like Michael Stults!
See HB 78 and SB 33 for more information.