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DJ Jaffe joins Stephen Eide and Howard Husock to discuss severe mental illness and the deficiencies in mental-health services in New York City and across the country.
DJ Jaffe is the author of an important new book, Insane Consequences: How the Mental Health Industry Fails the Mentally Ill. He is executive director of Mental Illness Policy Org., a nonpartisan think tank that creates detailed policy analysis for legislators, the media, and advocates.
Stephen Eide is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute and author of a recent report, “Assisted Outpatient Treatment in New York State: The Case for Making Kendra’s Law Permanent.” His story in the Spring 2017 issue of City Journal, “Failure to Thrive,” dissects New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature mental health initiative, ThriveNYC.
Howard Husock is vice president for research and publications at the Manhattan Institute and a City Journal contributing editor. His story in the spring 2017 issue, “Dreams of My Uncle,” tells the story of his schizophrenic great-uncle, who spent most of his 92 years in Ohio mental hospitals.
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