We need to get our Second Wind to address the emergency in mental health -- NOW
Description of DJ Jaffee's new book "Insane Consequences" --
"It lays out a road map to spend less on mental "health" and more on mental "illness"--replace mission creep with mission control and return the mental health system to a focus on the most seriously ill. It is not money that is lacking; it's leadership. "
We agree that the urgent priority has to be providing necessary services to people with mental illness who are homeless or incarcerated.
First female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002.
Perspective is critical -- It changes over time --
That's a problem when People don't have time
There are a lot of distinctions between the Japanese Internment and the mass incarceration of people with mental illness in the US.
One similarity is that there has been an evolution of thought when it comes to the appropriateness of the conduct.
Right now we would say most people including the State are against having people with mental illness unnecessarily incarcerated.
Further, most people think it's important to do something about it.
But who is it an Emergency to?
Well, it's an Emergency to the person incarcerated that's who. Maybe family members, if they have any around.
AND we have to have a government that recognizes the rights of that person.