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Georgia puts legislator who promotes Scientology anti-psych efforts on mental health panel - 2020-01-19

F347.png Georgia puts legislator who promotes Scientology anti-psych efforts on mental health panel January 19, 2020, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

The state of mental health is so bad in Georgia, the federal government stepped in and sued the state, resulting in a 2010 settlement that required Georgia to improve conditions in its psychiatric hospitals and find more neighborhood-level solutions to behavioral problems.

Last year, in a bid to end that federal oversight, the state legislature passed a law creating a 24-member commission to study the problem for four years and come up with real solutions, hoping to mirror the success of a previous commission that studied and reformed criminal justice in the state.

News coverage of the new panel, the Georgia Behavioral Health Reform & Innovation Commission, has tended to assume that the study will find ways to more efficiently bring professional mental health care to more people who need it.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Georgia puts legislator who promotes Scientology anti-psych efforts on mental health panel | url = https://tonyortega.org/2020/01/19/georgia-puts-legislator-on-mental-health-panel-who-promotes-scientology-anti-psych-efforts/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = January 19, 2020 | accessdate = January 19, 2020 }}