Tomorrow there’s a social media campaign against the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act”. It was proposed by Represesentative Tim Murphy in response to the Sandy Hook shooting, and apparently the UCC shooting has prompted more interest in it. What it would do, if it becomes law, is reduce privacy protections on healthcare records relating to mental health, make it easier to force people into psychiatric treatment they don’t want, and move government funding away from community support programs and towards institutionalization.
So tomorrow I’m going to indulge my desire to rant about this stuff a little more. For now, I’m going to bed.