The House has passed a forced treatment law — speak up so that the Senate may stop this

Whether you have a mental health diagnosis or not, this seems like a severe interference with personal agency. Seriously fucked!

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

 Please take action to help stop this. Instructions here: Stop forced (involuntary) treatment becoming the law of the land. Act now.

Press Release: SOURCE National Coalition for Mental Health Recovery  

stop-forced-txThe bill rushed through the House of Representatives by voice vote yesterday to patch Medicare regulations includes a highly controversial provision that has nothing to do with Medicare, and that would subject people in crisis to forced treatment. Studies have shown that such force causes trauma and drives people away from treatment, mental health advocates warned.

Today, an array of national mental health and disability advocacy groups joined together to decry this provision, which they view as a regressive attack on hundreds of thousands of Americans with serious mental health conditions.

“In its rush to fix a problem with Medicare, the House passed a bill including a highly controversial program, involuntary outpatient commitment, with no debate and no roll…

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