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DJ Jaffe is a long-time advocate for people with very serious mental illness. He has written for NY Times, WSJ, Wash Post and others. He blogs on mental illness on Huffington Post

http://mentalillnesspolicy.org

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Thursday, October 27, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Orange County Health Care Agency Misleads Supervisors on Mental Illness Laura's Law keeps mentally ill, public, and law enforcement safer. But Orange County Healthcare officials intentionally misled supervisors to avoid accepting responsibility for treating seriously mentally ill

Saturday, September 10, 2011 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
9/11: Another excuse to ignore seriously mentally ill Mental Health officials regularly look for excuses to not treat the most seriously ill. Ten years ago, on September 11, 2001, New York State Office of Mental Health Officials found what they were looking for.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Carson City: Mental Illness Compromises National Security The shooting of eleven individuals and death of three uniformed members of the National Guard at a Carson City IHOP by mentally ill Edwardo Sencion shows it may be time to look at the national security implications of letting people with serious mental illness go untreated.

Cages used to hold mentally ill in prison Friday, June 3, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
California can comply with order to release prisoners by reforming mental health system California is under court order to release 33,000 prisoners. Governor Brown can do this by returning treatment of mentally ill prisoners to an improved mental health system that uses Laura's Law, civil commitment, and Prop 63 (Mental Health Services Act) funding.

Image uploaded from a quicklink Saturday, April 16, 2011 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
There's No Stigma to Mental Illness There's no stigma to being mentally ill. There is discrimination and prejudice against people with mental illness. DJ Jaffe argues we have to focus on eliminating discrimination and admit there is no stigma.

Monday, April 11, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Paul Ryan's Medicaid Proposal could help mentally ill (if no one else) Paul Ryan's proposal to block grant Medicaid has been criticized, but could provide vastly improved care for people with serious mental illness.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Stop FDA from voting to make mental illness treatment more difficult Electroconvulsive Therapy (a/k/a "Shock Treatment" has been used effectively in patient's with certain mental illnesses for years. The FDA is considering whether to reclassify it and make it harder to access. This could be dangerous for the elderly and pregnant women, since ECT is often the only treatment available to them.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
5 Steps for Congress to prevent more Giffords shootings. Call for Congressional Action In light of the Giffords shooting, DJ Jaffe proposes 5 reforms the government should implement that would improve care for people with serious mental illness, reduce violence and improve care. These reforms are long overdue and maybe new interest in mental illness will lead to their adoption

Tuesday, January 11, 2011 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Jared Loughner, Gabrielle Giffords, Mental Illness, and the Unabomber Article by expert on mental illness and violence showing connection between Loughner and other high-profile mentally ill individuals and how reform of involuntary commitment and involuntary treatment laws can help.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
How California can prevent violence by mentally ill, save money, and improve care: Laura's Law 10 Years ago California was stunned by the murder of Laura Wilcox by a man with mental illness. So they passed a law that families of the mentally ill had been lobbying for for years. 10 years later, Laura's Law remains unused, which costs money and lives. California could be the next location for a Giffords type event unless they deal seriously with mental illness