Thursday, April 12, 2012
USDOJ Certifies AOT Programs for Mental Illness
Stalkers prevented me from placing my link at Twitter for good news I posted at ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL today. My online advocacy group to decriminalize mental illness was taken over by stalkers years ago; however, as the elections draw closer, stalkers become more adamant that Mary Neal shall NOT exercise freedom of press RIGHTS. At this link that stalkers will likely attack, http://www.care2.com/c2c/groups/disc.html?gpp=17280&pst=1071929 I wrote the following:
GOOD NEWS! The United States Department of Justice certified Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) programs! The programs like Kendra's Law provide mandated treatment for acute mental patients as outpatients and provide subsistence assistance - basics like food and shelter. This is one of AIMI's main goals. AIMI's second goal is to increase hospital beds for mentally challenged people who experience crises and for those who need indefinite containment in a treatment environment because of crimes and/or an inability to survive outside a controlled environment. We are well on our way to step 1. We must advocate for AOT programs to be set up across the nation and for every acute mental patient exiting jails, prisons, and hospitals to be mandated into an AOT. Step 2 is to open more mental hospitals for inpatient care. Some states are already building new hospitals or refurbishing those they have. But, unfortunately, some states continue to reduce mental hospital beds. More advocacy is needed.
AIMI also advocates against capital punishment. THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT JUST ENDED THE DEATH PENALTY! WAY TO GO, CONNECTICUT!
See the announcements in these two articles:
USDOJ certifies AOT programs http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dj-jaffe/department-of-justice-fin_b_1380308.html
Connecticut becomes 17th state to repeal DP
Keep up the good work, AIMI members and online friends! We are becoming more just and compassionate as a nation thanks to everyone who protests capital punishment, mass incarceration, and those who give ASSISTANCE TO THE INCARCERATED MENTALLY ILL.