Since mid-March, NY has required mental health treatment providers to report when a patient is a potential danger to himself or others. But professionals who must participate in the process say it was hastily designed and broadly written. “When someone drops a whole new set of rules out of the sky, and there isn’t a whole lot of time to discuss them or consider them or appreciate the many dimensions that may be played out in this, it becomes really entangling,” said the chairman of the psychiatry department at the University of Rochester Medical Center. “You trip up on a lot of stuff.”
This is hardly surprising. After all, psychiatry is about economics and social control. Using psychiatry as a proxy to deprive people of their second amendment rights should be hardly news in MIA. Maybe this will help us win the minds and hearts of conservatives who have been willing to scapegoat gun violence on mental health.