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September 13, 2019 by

NARPA Opposes Coalition’s “5-Point Plan to Address Serious Mental Illness”

A coalition of mental health advocates, parents, authors, and mental health professionals developed a platform entitled “A 5-point Plan to Address Serious Mental Illness (SMI) for All 2020 Presidential Candidates,” which they are distributing to contenders for the Democratic presidential nomination. The text of the statement can be found here.

The National Association for Rights Protection and Advocacy (NARPA) strongly opposes the five points proposed in this plan and calls on presidential candidates to reject them. The changes called for in this plan are not based on good science, would seriously infringe on the human and civil rights of people with psychiatric disabilities or psychiatric labels, and would pave the way for a return to the inhumane conditions of snake pit psychiatric institutions of the past.

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