Tag: avoiding institutionalization
How President Trump and Dr. Drew Got It Wrong on Deinstitutionalization
Compounding the lack of participation of former and current patients, a major theme of the summit was that Americans diagnosed with “serious mental illness” should not be able to make their own treatment decisions.
D.C. Faces Lawsuit for Unnecessarily Institutionalizing Hundreds of Kids
From The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law: "The Bazelon Center, along with co-counsel Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services (the protection and advocacy...
“The Halfway Houses Keeping Mental Health Patients Out Of Hospital”
For Buzzfeed, Laura Silver reports on the UK recovery houses where mental health patients in psychiatric crisis can work toward a meaningful recovery and avoid institutionalization. Unfortunately, she finds that funding for these houses is under increasing threat.