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“Beware return of ‘asylums'”

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This February 23, 2015 article found on the Philly.com website talks about concerns over the proposed idea of returning to asylums.

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“Asylum for the severely mentally ill”

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High Royds solitary confinement – geograph.org.uk – 1047059 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Asylum for the severely mentally ill.

This undated audio segment found on the WHYY – Voices In The Family, talks about the issues surrounding the treatment of people with mental illnesses describing how state hospitals have been run in the past, the closure of many of them, and the result of poor funding of community based services which has resulted in an influx of people with mental illnesses ending up in jails and prisons where they are often heavily medicated or placed in solitary confinement for long periods of time.   There is a link within the description of the segment pointing to an article on the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) “Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care Bring Back the Asylum” is a freely accessible publication and is the article that the interview in this segment is based on.

“More Than One-Third of Americans Who Seek Mental Health Counseling Face Barriers, Finds University of Phoenix Survey”

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This December 16, 2014 article out of Phoenix, and found on the InsuranceNews.net website talks about the changes being seen in barrier that prevent people from getting therapy.  Some barriers have decreased, while others have increased according to the article.

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English: Image for mental health stubs, uses two psych images – psychiatry (medicine) and psychology (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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.

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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)

“Jason Brudereck: Waiting for talk to turn to action”

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This June 4, 2013 article on the ReadingEagle.com website talks about the need for talking about changing the mental health system to turn into action.

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