NYDN Editorial: Help Can't Wait for Those Imprisoned With Mental Illness

Staff / Feb 1st, 2019
NY Daily News Editorial: Help Can't Wait for Those Imprisoned With Mental Illness

An Evening with Pete Earley, Mental Health Advocate

Staff / Nov 26th, 2018
On November 29, 2018, Manhattan Together member Temple Shaaray Tefila will welcome mental health advocate and New York Times best-selling author Pete Earley, to hear about the personal experiences which came to inspire his book, Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness. Pete's book details his journey as both a father fighting for his child and as a journalist, in search of a better way to shut the "revolving door" between hospitals and jails; a door which often eventually leads to tragedy.

The Story of Jan Green: How She Survived Jail Living with Schizophrenia, Bi-Polar Disorder and Depression

Staff / Aug 31st, 2018
Denied medication and sanitary napkins, pepper sprayed and locked in solitary confinement for months, Jan Green (left) spent more than 2 years in jail awaiting trial for charges that were eventually dismissed.

The Killing of People with Mental Illness in US Jails

Staff / Aug 31st, 2018
The Virginian-Pilot's investigation of the deaths of over 400 people with mental illness describes in graphic and horrific detail, the shameful state of mental health "treatment" in many US jails.
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