PoliticoPro: Ruth Lowenkron Featured in Newsletter Regarding NYC’s Involuntary Hospitalization Directive

November 29, 2023

Baerga v. City of New York, Disability Justice, Health Justice, News, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response

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Ruth Lowenkron, director of Disability Justice at NYLPI, was featured a Politico newsletter, discussing Mayor Eric Adams’ involuntary mental health directive. According to Politico, per city data, 130 people per week have been sent involuntarily to hospitals for psychiatric evaluation since the directive began in May.

Lowenkron stated: “If someone is coerced into doing something, it’s not going to work as well as if they came to it voluntarily.” Additionally, Lowenkron noted: “If you want to assess how a program is going, you can only do so by looking at the numbers. Transparency is key.”

Subscribers can read the newsletter on PoliticoPro.

Learn more about NYLPI’s campaign, Transforming Mental Health Crisis Response.

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