NYC Mayor Gives Order to Involuntarily Hospitalize Mentally Ill People

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Published on November 29, 2022 - Duration: 01:31s

NYC Mayor Gives Order to Involuntarily Hospitalize Mentally Ill People

NYC Mayor Gives Order , to Involuntarily Hospitalize , Mentally Ill People.

On November 29, New York City Mayor Eric Adams directed police and emergency medical workers to hospitalize people who appear to be mentally ill.

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On November 29, New York City Mayor Eric Adams directed police and emergency medical workers to hospitalize people who appear to be mentally ill.

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'The New York Times' reports that the order comes as part of a major effort to clean up the city's streets and subway system.

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According to Adams, the mayor felt "a moral obligation" to address the "crisis we see all around us.".

The order involves people being hospitalized involuntarily, even if they are not posing an immediate risk to themselves or others.

The common misunderstanding persists that we cannot provide involuntary assistance unless the person is violent, Eric Adams, New York City Mayor, via 'The New York Times'.

This myth must be put to rest.

Going forward, we will make every effort to assist those who are suffering from mental illness and whose illness is endangering them by preventing them from meeting their basic human needs, Eric Adams, New York City Mayor, via 'The New York Times'.

This myth must be put to rest.

Going forward, we will make every effort to assist those who are suffering from mental illness and whose illness is endangering them by preventing them from meeting their basic human needs, Eric Adams, New York City Mayor, via 'The New York Times'.

Adams said that police, emergency staff and other medical personnel would receive training to , "ensure compassionate care.".

'The New York Times' reports that homeless people suffering from severe mental illness will often be brought to hospitals only to be discharged a few days later.

Under the new directive, hospitals would keep those patients until they are stable and have a workable plan in place to receive ongoing care.

In response to hospitals citing a shortage of psychiatric beds, Adams noted Governor Kathy Hochul's agreement to add 50 new psychiatric beds.

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In response to hospitals citing a shortage of psychiatric beds, Adams noted Governor Kathy Hochul's agreement to add 50 new psychiatric beds.


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