For Activist Post, Janet Phelan reports on the new psychiatric hospitals being built in droves across the US. She connects the increase in psychiatric hospitalizations to the mental health “Murphy Bill” which just passed the House of Representatives. “Not only does HR 2646 provide for more inpatient hospitalization. The Murphy bill will re-enable centralization in mental health planning and forced treatment and in so doing will also gut many of the legal protections for those with mental problems.”
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