CBS Evening News: Role of Mental Illness in Tucson Shooting Unclear - with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
CNN: Was Tucson Gunman Mentally Ill? - with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
CNN: Living With Schizophrenia - with Dr. Fred Frese
CNN: Examining Mental Illness in America - with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
National Review: A Lesson from Loughner - editorial
New York Daily News: Arizona Massacre’s Real Lesson – by policy director Brian Stettin
New York Times: Red Flags at a College, but Tied Hands - news quoting Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
New York Times: The Politicized Mind – columnist David Brooks quoting Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
Reuters: Before Tucson Rampage, a Powerful Law Went Unused - news quoting board member Jon Stanley
Time magazine: If You Think Someone is Mentally Ill: Loughner's Six Warning Signs - analysis quoting the Treatment Advocacy Center
USA Today: Time to Mandate Reporting of Mental Health Concerns - co-authored by board member Dr. Jeffrey Geller
USA Today: Arizona Aftermath - editorial with comments by deputy executive director Rosanna Esposito
Wall Street Journal: A Predictable Tragedy in Arizona – op-ed by Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
Wall Street Journal: Loughner's Sickness - editorial with reference to Dr. E. Fuller Torrey
WashingtonPost.com: Tucson Shooting: The Mental State of Jared Lee Loughner - live chat with legislative counsel Kristina Ragosta
Washington Post: Others Could Have Sought Evaluation for Arizona Suspect - news quoting policy director Brian Stettin
San Diego Union Tribune: How San Diego County Can Respond to Tragedy in Tucson - op-ed by board member Carla Jacobs
TREATMENT WORKS. Individuals with severe mental illnesses can and should be treated - just as we treat individuals suffering from other medical issues.
VIOLENCE IS LINKED TO UNTREATED SEVERE MENTAL ILLNESS. Individuals with severe mental illnesses are no more violent than the general population – so long as they are being treated. (See Our Blog for what NIMH Director Thomas Insel says on this subject.)
STATES LAWS NEED TO PERMIT INTERVENTION BEFORE DANGEROUSNESS. Existing treatment laws based on “grave disability” or the “need for treatment” exist in 42 states and are too often overlooked, ignored or underused. As long as that's the case, the consequences of non-treatment will be chronic and preventable tragedies will continue to occur.
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