Mental Health Treatment Matters
Mental illness can affect anyone, and everyone deserves the care and treatment they need. Currently the criminal justice system lacks the resources and proper training to provide the comprehensive treatment necessary for individuals with mental illness in their care. We are a Massachusetts based organization that seeks to advocate for the access to mental health treatment and care for all people regardless of their legal standing.
Advocate for persons suffering from serious mental illness and involved in the criminal justice system; to ensure that they are provided a continuum of proper psychiatric care, medical treatment, and clinical services across the entire spectrum of the legal and justice systems.
- Hear Our VoicesThe Poem Was Written On Behalf of Those Who Reside at Bridgewater State Hospital Can you hear pain?I can feel the pain inside my mindPain at the pain I’ve causedPain at not wanting or understanding whyMy brain isn’t working rightDidn’t ask for thisDidn’t want thisMaybe I’ll ask the gods that beIf they can hear… Continue reading Hear Our Voices
- Disability Law Center Calls for CHANGE at Bridgewater State HospitalIn the January 2022 Report, DLC’s sweeping recommendations include the following: DOC must immediately remediate mold and assess for other environmental toxins existing in the BSH physical plant per expert recommendations and industry standards. The Commonwealth must commit to closing [BSH] and constructing a modern facility designed to provide psychiatric evaluations and treatment in… Continue reading Disability Law Center Calls for CHANGE at Bridgewater State Hospital
- FFIMI Calls for Action on Issues Raised by Disability Law Center’s Report of Bridgewater State Hospital!by Mike Walsh, FFIMI Member Thanks to the Disability Law Center (DLC) and their recent report regarding the poor physical conditions and inappropriate practices in the treatment of persons served at BSH, the situation has been receiving a lot of much needed attention from the public and State Legislators. As advocates for this extremely… Continue reading FFIMI Calls for Action on Issues Raised by Disability Law Center’s Report of Bridgewater State Hospital!