Our fall 2012 Catalyst newsletter is in the mail and online now.
In this issue, we share the results of latest our study, “No Room at the Inn,” which found the number of public psychiatric hospital beds available nationwide has plunged to levels not seen since 1850. Two charts accompanying the article show where every state ranks.
In addition, we profile supporter and real estate developer Sylvan Herman and his dedication to building better mental illness treatment options, provide news and information about nine individual states, and publish a research report from Dr. E. Fuller Torrey. Supporters who have given in honor or memory of others or to the Torrey Action Fund are recognized.
Executive Director Doris A. Fuller says, “We hope when you finish reading this issue and visiting our hospital bed study website, you will join us in calling for a moratorium on public hospital bed closures until a sufficient number of beds is available in either state hospitals or community facilities.”