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Prop. 63 will do nothing

Nick Wilcox said that “what happened that day was indeed predictable and therefore entirely preventable.” That tells me that passing Proposition 63 will do nothing to prevent similar events in the future. If mental health practitioners cannot prevent tragedies that are considered “entirely preventable” given current resources, how can they be expected to prevent such occurences if more money is thrown at them?

I believe it’s time to look at the theories and practices of the mental health industry, and discard those that are unworkable, starting with the forced administration of psychotropic drugs, which could become common practice if Laura’s Law is funded. Recently, we’ve heard many disturbing revelations about the harmful side effects of these drugs. We also know that, once on medication, a patient is subject to a rebound effect if he ever goes off the drug. It’s a no-win situation for the patient, and can only result in more tragedies.



Paul Mullinger

Carmichael


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