Raising the bar means many will fall
The dearth of inpatient hospital beds around the county has reached crisis proportions. For example, "74% of the states (35) report experiencing shortages in psychiatric beds as a result of hospital downsizing and the closure of general hospital psychiatric beds and private psychiatric hospitals."
Rather than advocacting to improve inpatient care, most mental health "advocates" have tried to make it harder to hospitalize people (through restrictive commitment laws) and to close them down (through litigation). Enough is enough. It is time for a new paradigm of advocacy - one that promotes treatment rather than denial of mental illnesses.