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Republicans Could Lead on Mental Health Treatment

Tucked away in the gun law President Biden just signed is a provision increasing funding for preventive outpatient treatment for mental illness. This is an important step toward solving America’s mental-health crisis but only part of what’s needed. Read More ›
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Blue light flasher atop of a police car. City lights on the background.
Blue light flasher atop of a police car. City lights on the background.

Caitlin Bassett Discusses Washington State Police Reforms on The Lars Larson Show

Discovery Institute's Caitlin Basset joined Lars Larson to explain how Washington State's new police reforms, which are intended to protect citizens from excessive uses of force, are actually putting the mentally ill at more risk. Read More ›
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Washington State Capitol Building
Washington State Capitol Building

Washington State Police Reforms Fail the Mentally Ill

When Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a dozen new polic reforms on May 18, he called them "a moral mandate" that would “create a system of accountability and integrity stronger than anywhere else in the nation.” Read More ›
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skid row in los angeles, california

The Invisible Asylum

The story of American deinstitutionalization has become familiar. In a long arc—from President Kennedy’s Community Mental Health Act of 1963 to the present—federal and state governments dismantled mental asylums and released the psychiatrically disturbed into the world. Read More ›
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Plot Twist

Homelessness has been circumscribed around a set of premises acceptable to progressive opinion. The homeless were thrown onto the streets, we’re told, because of rising rents, heartless landlords, and a lack of economic opportunity. But new data are undermining this narrative. Read More ›