The Murphy bottom lines

Day 4…..Murphy Week

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When you strip away all the fancy words and the tons and tons of rhettoric about what the Murphy Bill says and simply ask yourself “What is the plan?” you get a few core ideas.  What does Rep. Murphy think we actually need to do to serve the severely mentally ill?    There are many other provisions of the bill that has nothing to do with what I am about to talk about. Many of them are the most positive features of the bill.  But this is what I think the essence of the Murphy plan is.  These are his bottom lines.  These are his “new ideas.”

He believes, in effect, that many of the severely mentally ill suffer from a defiency of psychiatric hospitalization.  He seems to see that as the answer to so many people with “mental illness” being in jails and prisons.  He thinks that way too…

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