Treatment Advocacy Center’s Brian Stettin Bids Farewell

Brian Stettin, longtime policy directory of Treatment Advocacy Center, states: " The question lingering in the back of the mind of any advocate is always: Am I making a difference? When the wrong to be righted is deep-seated, complex and decades in the making, there will inevitably be grist for discouragement. But we must never discount the… Continue reading Treatment Advocacy Center’s Brian Stettin Bids Farewell

A Model of Care

By Donna Winant, FFIMI Director The mission of Family and Friends of Individuals with Mental Illness (FFIMI) is to advocate for persons suffering from Serious Mental Illness (SMI) and involved in the criminal justice system: to assure they are provided a continuum of proper psychiatric care, treatment, and services across the entire spectrum of the… Continue reading A Model of Care

From Treatment Advocacy Center: Co-Responding Police and Mental Health Team Reduces Likelihood of Arrest

By Kelli South of Treatment Advocacy CenterCo-response teams involving both police officers and mental health providers are becoming more widely used for response to crisis calls involving people with mental illnesses. As these programs grow in popularity across the United States, there is not yet a large amount of research available proving the efficacy of such crisis response… Continue reading From Treatment Advocacy Center: Co-Responding Police and Mental Health Team Reduces Likelihood of Arrest

Making Prisons More Humane – Boston Globe

Massachusetts needs to find a better way to care for peoplewith mental illness who remain behind bars.By The Editorial Board Updated July 1, 2021, 4:00 a.m Several FFIMI members recently testified at the Commonwealth’s Hearing of the Committee on Mental Health, Substance on Monday June 28th. The hearing lasted for over 5 hours and testimony… Continue reading Making Prisons More Humane – Boston Globe