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The mental health system in Oregon is broken. It is like the facades on a movie lot. It looks like it should work but when you walk through the door there is nothing there.
The criteria for commitment are so high not only for civil rights concerns but also because there is not money and there are no beds.
The commitment laws are as much an excuse to do nothing because there is no money to treat people effectively as civil rights. It is an excuse for our society to do nothing to treat people with a physical problem (mental illness is usually a physical brain disease).
posted 2 years, 12 months ago
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