Michelle Posted November 30, 2022 #1 Share Posted November 30, 2022 Mayor Eric Adams directed the police and emergency medical workers to take people they deemed too mentally ill to care for themselves to hospitals, even if they posed no threat to others. Acting to address “a crisis we see all around us” toward the end of a year that has seen a string of high-profile crimes involving homeless people, Mayor Eric Adams announced a major push on Tuesday to remove people with severe, untreated mental illness from the city’s streets and subways. Mr. Adams, who has made clearing homeless encampments a priority since taking office in January, said the effort would require involuntarily hospitalizing people who were a danger to themselves, even if they posed no risk of harm to others, arguing the city had a “moral obligation” to help them. “The common misunderstanding persists that we cannot provide involuntary assistance unless the person is violent,” Mr. Adams said in an address at City Hall. “Going forward, we will make every effort to assist those who are suffering from mental illness.” cont... https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/29/nyregion/nyc-mentally-ill-involuntary-custody.html 6 1 1 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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