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Jul 18

How to Bring Sanity to our Mental Health System

With America’s jails and prisons crowded with mentally ill inmates, Medicaid costs soaring, and mentally disabled homeless Americans wandering the streets, it is clear that our mental health system is dysfunctional. What began as a grand and noble experiment has become a costly failure, both in terms of human lives and in terms of dollars. But what needs to be done? E. Fuller Torrey, M.D., a leading psychiatrist and researcher, has written extensively on the problems of U.S. mental health policy and urges fundamental reform based on returning primary responsibility to the states.

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E. Fuller Torrey, M.D.
Author of The Insanity Offense: How America’s Failure to Treat the Seriously Mentally Ill Endangers Its Citizens

With Commentaries from
Steven S. Sharfstein, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sheppard Pratt Health System

Sally Satel, M.D.
Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

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Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D. Stuart M. Butler, Ph.D.

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