Across America, many suffering from serious mental illness face challenges in getting access to care, which can lead to homelessness and even incarceration.
At both the state and federal levels, there is recognition that lack of effective mental health care is a public health issue and a cost driver. As several mental health reform bills await their fate in Congress, what should the parameters be? Can early intervention prevent the mentally ill from ending up in the criminal justice system? Are expanded behavioral health provisions under the Affordable Care Act being adequately implemented? Can there be changes to Medicaid to ensure better access to care? Are mental health courts part of the solution? How can we protect the rights of the mentally ill and safely integrate them back into their communities?
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