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Commentary By Carolyn D. Gorman

How to Build a Mental-Health System That Saves People Like Jordan Neely

Health Serious Mental Illness, New York City, Society

The death of Jordan Neely, a homeless man diagnosed schizophrenic, has prompted forceful calls for accountability.

Neely deserved to be helped before it was too late. The public deserve to feel safe.

These are not separate ends, and accountability is the solution for both.

We need a public mental-health system obligated to prioritize individuals with serious mental illness in crisis.

The tragedy reflects a grim saga all too familiar to the seriously mentally ill, their families and society.

Continue reading the entire piece here at the New York Post


Carolyn Gorman is an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute.

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