Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches

Eliminating Barriers to Mental Illness Treatment - Treatment Advocacy Center

December 08, 2021 Randye Kaye Season 2 Episode 6
Schizophrenia: Three Moms in the Trenches
Eliminating Barriers to Mental Illness Treatment - Treatment Advocacy Center
Show Notes

Lack of involuntary treatment, hospital bed shortages, anosognosia, criminalization of mental illness, public service costs…

Where do we turn when we need to change the system of mental illness treatment? How to break open the barriers? How do we advocate for change?


The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating legal and other barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illness.  

The organization promotes laws, policies and practices for the delivery of psychiatric care and supports the development of innovative treatments for and research into the causes of severe and persistent psychiatric illnesses, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The Stanley Medical Research Institute is a fully integrated supporting organization to the Treatment Advocacy Center. 


Ex. Dir. Lisa Dailey , Treatment Advocacy Center -

Lisa Dailey is the executive director of the Treatment Advocacy Center, leading an energetic team to improve state and federal civil commitment laws and promote evidence-based policies to positively affect those with severe mental illness. Lisa joined the Treatment Advocacy Center in 2015, bringing many years of nonprofit policy and advocacy experience. Her prior work includes the representation of refugees seeking asylum in the United States and many years of experience as a litigator in the areas of human rights and civil liberties.



  1. Lisa’s personal story about why she advocates for people with serious mental illness
  2. What are the main issues facing those with serious mental illness and their families? -
  3. Why was the Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC) started? How has it evolved?
  4. An inside glimpse of Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, TAC’s founder, author ofSurviving Schizophrenia
  5. What has TAC had the most success with? (Thank you for your advocacy to ensure people like our sons could get COVID vaccines.) What has been hardest?
  6. Tell us about TAC’s Grading the States. We’re from Connecticut, Minnesota and Washington.
  7. What is TAC’s relationship with NAMI?
  8. Recently hired a parent advocate, Kathy Day. What will she be doing that is new to TAC?

Links:

Twitter: @lisadaileyTAC

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https://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/

 

Who Are the 3 Moms?

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Randye Kaye -Broadcaster, Actress, Voice Talent, Speaker, and Author (Ben Behind his Voices”)

Miriam Feldman – Artist, Mom, Author “He Came in With It

Mindy Greiling – member of the Minnesota House of Representatives for twenty years. Activist, Legislator, Author (“Fix What You Can“)