At our 2020 Summit, registrants and participants shared varied and rich resources about the field of decriminalizing mental illness. Sozosei is honored to share those resources here. If you have a resource you wish to share, please email us at [email protected]
Together, we can start to mitigate the devastating consequences of treating mental illness as if it is a crime. In so doing, we must acknowledge and respond to the policies that created our current challenges, and the societal implications of those policies. Resources illuminating the issue, including research and advocacy efforts, are listed below and organized by topic.
Organization that promotes a mutual support approach to addiction.
Profile of inhumane conditions of confinement for woman with mental illness in PA, June 2020.
Treatment Advocacy Center, May 2019
Research from University of Kansas School of Welfare, 2015.
Resources from theTexas Judicial Commission Virtual Summit, 2020
A framework for reimagining crisis response from Abt Associates.
New Jersey is set to release 2,300 people in prison; about half will have mental health issues, November 2020.
Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed sharing an author’s reflection on the role of race in decriminalizing mental illness.
A Texas-based clubhouse and peer support network for individuals with mental illness and substance use disorders.
One Mind’s docu series on decriminalizing mental illness.