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Friday, December 21, 2012

What Can You Do RIGHT NOW About Gun Violence and the Safety Net?

Posted by on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 at 10:56 AM

There are very few resources for kids who show even the most obvious signs of mental illness, and it often takes a violent act to get an adolescent or an adult into the system—at which point it may be, horrifically, too late. We also face the need to balance our ability to commit the mentally ill to treatment involuntarily while preserving everyone's civil rights.

What can we do? The sad truth is that the unraveling of our mental health safety net has been a long process, and to knit it back together will also take sustained effort over time. If you're concerned about mental health resources—and we all should be—you can...

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