Monday, April 12, 2010
Mother Clucker - One Mother's View of the World: Renew Kendra's Law - This Time Permanently
KENDRA'S LAW (subsistence assistance and psychiatric treatment program): Since its original passage in 1999 and renewal in 2005 [in New York], Kendra’s Law has been the subject of several studies, which found that Kendra’s Law:
~ Helps the mentally ill by reducing homelessness (74%); suicide attempts (55%); and substance abuse (48%).
~ Keeps the public safer by reducing physical harm to others (47%) and property destruction (43%).
~ Saves money by reducing hospitalization (77%); arrests (83%); and incarceration (87%).
.Read more at: Mother Clucker - One Mother's View of the World: Renew Kendra's Law - This Time Permanently
Assistance to the Incarcerated Mentally Ill
JAIL IS THE LAST THING THAT MENTAL PATIENTS NEED, AND TOO OFTEN, IT IS THE VERY LAST THING THEY EXPERIENCE. Please join our efforts to decriminalize mental illness in America. No one deserves to be punished for having a disability.