People Could be Hospitalized in NYC if they have a Mental Illness that Affects the Community

The decision by the Mayor of New York, Eric Adams, to involuntary commit people who are considered to have some type of mental illness and that this may affect them and the community, has caused great controversy. 

The instances raised by the mayor would be, for example, those where the person is violent, suicidal or represents a risk to the public. People like Elyn Saks, a professor of law, psychology and psychiatry at the University of Southern California, and organizations like Housing Works, have joined the rejection of this decision.

“We need to change that culture and clarify our expectations. No more walking by or looking away.”

Mayor Eric Adams


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