NYLPI’s Ruth Lowenkron Submits Testimony to the Joint Legislative Budget Hearing on Mental HygieneFebruary 16, 2023
“Forced ‘treatment’ is not treatment at all, and it has long been rejected by health practitioners — to say nothing of the disability community – in favor of numerous best practices that assist even those who have previously resisted treatment.
NYLPI urges the Legislature to transform the State’s response to mental health crises by removing police entirely and substituting trained peers and health care workers. S.2398/A.2210 will do precisely that.”
Read the full testimony here.
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