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New report finds most states receive poor grades for mental illness treatment laws

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New book from Dr. E. Fuller Torrey

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A new joint report by the Treatment Advocacy Center and National Sheriffs Association

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'How to Bring Sanity to Our Mental Health System'

eft -- color head and shoulders thumbnail 3.20.11Fifty years ago, America began a grand experiment known as "deinstititutionalization" by transferring to the federal government the fiscal responsibility for individuals with mental illnesses. "Rarely in the history of American government has a program conceived with such good intentions produced such bad results," says Dr. E. Fuller Torrey in a call for reform: "How to Bring Sanity to Our Mental Health System" published Dec. 19 by The Heritage Foundation.

 
 

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