Quote for September 13th, 2020

The only kinds of fights worth fighting are those that you are going to lose. Because somebody has to fight them and lose and lose and lose until someday someone who believes as you do, wins.

Quote for September 7th, 2020

To improve care for people with serious mental illness money is not missing, leadership is. We have to stop listening to mental health advocates and start listening to mental illness advocates. We need to replace mission creep with mission control. As Police Chief Biasotti, testified to Congress,

We have two mental health systems today, serving two mutually exclusive populations: Community programs serve those who seek and accept treatment. Those who refuse, or are too sick to seek treatment voluntarily, become a law enforcement responsibility. …(M)ental health officials seem unwilling to recognize or take responsibility for this second more symptomatic group.”

We have to stop ignoring the seriously ill.

DJ Jaffe

Mental Illness Advocate vs Mental Health Advocate

Excerpts from Speech to NAMI/NYS Convention

Exec. Dir. Mental Illness Policy Org.

November 15, 2013


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