Huff Post Article: Our criminal justice and mental health care systems are dark stains on the honor of this nation.

America Can’t Incarcerate Away Our Mental Health Crisis It would be disheartening to believe that some of the actors involved, particularly legislators, would be consciously using the criminal justice system to achieve the goal of sweeping a medical crisis under the rug and damaging so many human beings in the process.  The writer is speaking figuratively, although, it … Continue reading Huff Post Article: Our criminal justice and mental health care systems are dark stains on the honor of this nation.

“ICU Delirium” A Dangerous Condition that Can Happen to Anyone.

Delirium: Emergency Evaluation and Treatment ICU Syndrome - A Dangerous Misnomer Excerpt: In summary, published research strongly points to underlying medical problems, rather than environmental or psychosocial factors, as the primary cause of delirium in the ICU. In the past, this neurological symptom used to called "ICU Psychosis".  The "What is Serious Mental Illness" page … Continue reading “ICU Delirium” A Dangerous Condition that Can Happen to Anyone.

Ideation of Violence is not a Crime

  This NYT article shows how the national discussion about "mental health" and school shootings has been irrational and misguided. Vermont Teen Charged for Ideation of Violence Excerpt: Mr. Sawyer was charged with aggravated assault, two counts of attempted aggravated murder and one count of attempted first-degree murder — all felonies — and held without … Continue reading Ideation of Violence is not a Crime

Prosecutor Refuses to Put Mentally Ill Man on Trial

“Trying the case wasn’t the proper thing to do. I couldn’t ethically prosecute the case,” he said. Mentally Ill Defendant Puts State In a Bind What followed the prosecutor's ethical decision not to prosecute illustrates why states need to examine the intersection of the Olmstead Ruling and Criminal Justice (There is commentary on this issue … Continue reading Prosecutor Refuses to Put Mentally Ill Man on Trial