This blog post by Pete Early talks about the reasons some in Congress oppose Rep. Murphy’s mental health reform bill. Some reasons include civil rights issues among other issues.
This September 10, 2014 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette article talks about the flaws of coerced treatment for people with mental illnesses.
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.
- Murphy looks to help mentally ill (earlyreturns.post-gazette.com)
- The Hall Of Shame- Who Is Failing The Severely Ill? (psychologytoday.com)
- Advocates, Lawmakers Debate Over Involuntary Outpatient Psychiatric Treatment (northcarolinahealthnews.org)