House Bill Would Expand Ability To Force People With Severe Mental Illnesses Into Treatment

In continuing coverage, the Wall Street Journal (5/29, A6, Hughes, Subscription Publication) reports that legislation proposed by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), trained as a psychologist, is getting new attention in the wake of the recent California shootings. The legislation would make it easier for authorities or family members to force an individual with severe mental illness into treatment. However, it has drawn concern from those worried it violates the rights of those with mental illnesses.

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— “Isla Vista Rampage Reanimates Debate Over Mental-Health Bill,” Siobhan Hughes, Wall Street Journal, May 28, 2014.

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