Scientology pseudo-science, misguided civil rights laws blocking mental health reform

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Scientology pseudo-science, misguided civil rights laws and agencies behind blocking mental health-care reform.

WMI Central: Pseudo-science, misguided civil rights laws and agencies behind blocking mental health-care reform

http://www.wmicentral.com/opinion/e...cle_4f265cbc-504e-11e5-9836-8b3d317a0675.html

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The bipartisan Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, HR2646, introduced in June by Rep. Tim Murphy and Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson, has come under attack. The purpose of the legislation is to resolve a number of problems within our mental health care system, particularly for the treatment of America’s seriously mentally ill.

The measures within this legislation would effectively improve treatment and outcomes for those with severe brain diseases ultimately resulting in a significant reduction in homelessness and incarcerations.

But various groups, agencies and organizations are trying to halt the entire bill, or have a number of crucial measures removed or watered down.

First there are anti-psychiatry and anti-psychology groups intervening to halt any and all efforts to correct our failed system. The most noted on this front is the Church of Scientology, a cult that doesn’t recognize the substantial scientific evidence behind brain diseases, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, and bipolar disorder. These diseases make up well over half of those with serious mental illness (SMI).

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Kimberly Blaker, an author and freelance writer, is the mother of a young adult son with schizoaffective disorder.

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Good article.
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