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“Don’t coerce the mentally ill into treatment”

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This September 10, 2014 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about not only the idea that advocates for the mentally ill are opposed to Rep. Tim Murphy’s solutions, but also offers some insight into why coerced or forced treatment is being opposed by advocates speaking on behalf of people with mental illnesses.

English: Portrait of Dr. Edward Long Fox (1761...

English: Portrait of Dr. Edward Long Fox (1761 – 1835), the British pioneer of humane care for the mentally ill and founder of Brislington House (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Connellsville SPHS Behavioral Health facility closure raises concerns”

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This September 10, 2014 article on the TribLive News website talks about the closing of  the Connellsville SPHS Behavioral Health facility.  The article indicates that a letter was sent out to those effected, but that no reason was given for the closure in the letter.  According to the article, the facility serves about 200 people in Southwestern Pennsylvania

Map of Fayette County higlighting South Connel...

Map of Fayette County higlighting South Connellsville. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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