Serious Mental Illness System Reform Book, by Lynn Nanos, L.I.C.S.W.
Breakdown: A Clinician's Experience in a Broken System of Emergency Psychiatry
·When hospitals release seriously mentally ill patients too soon without outpatient follow-up, the patients can end up homeless, jailed, harming others, or even…
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National Sheriffs' Association published an excerpt in its Sheriff & Deputy magazine
May/June 2020 issue - "If the officer had known that delusional patients often lack insight, perhaps he wouldn't have chosen such a brutally honest approach. He might not have disputed her belief that the food was contaminated. Jessica's lack of insight was impenetrable, and the officer was not part of a specialized Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)...All officers are required to have a basic knowledge of mental illness, but most are not part of CIT units."
Review of book, "Breakdown," on serious mental illness system reform in Keys to Recovery Newspaper
"I was hooked on this book starting at the 'Dedication: For seriously mentally ill people who need help but lack the capacity to request it.' This is not just well-researched...Many people stop at discussing and identifying the problem, or as she refers to it our 'broken system', but Lynn goes in depth to outline the reasons, and then she offers evidence-based, practical solutions."