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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)

“A proposed law would make it easier for the mentally ill to be treated, but would it come at the expense of their rights?”

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This June 18, 2014 Pittsburgh City Paper article talks about the ongoing controversy surrounding Rep. Tim Murphy’s proposed mental health reform bill.

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