How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill

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Rikers jail complex, New York City. Photo by Formulanone via Flickr

Most experts acknowledge that the seriously mentally ill are a formidable challenge to the resources of the justice system. DJ Jaffe, executive director of MentalIllness Policy Org, a nonpartisan think tank, argues that mental health authorities’ failure to address the issue has placed the burden unfairly on police and the courts.

In Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails . . .

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