FAITH MYERS and DORRANCE COLLINS

My Turn: Psychiatric patient mistreatment in Alaska

While the Alaska legislators spent their time earlier this session on what their new office space will look like, the furniture and the décor, the disabled were mistreated. Read more

State mental health laws are a work in progress

In 1956, Congress passed Public Law 830 granting the territory of Alaska authority over its mental health laws and providing funds to create "an integrated mental health program." Four years later, Alaska's population was 226,167. Read more

Letter: Acute patient care needs attention now

House Bill 214, "Improving the grievance rights for psychiatric patients," sponsored by Rep. Pete Higgins and cosponsored by Rep. Geran Tarr, Rep. Lynn Gattis and Rep. Cathy Muñoz, received a House Health and Social Services Committee hearing Feb. 18. Read more

My Turn: Psychiatric patients in Alaska need better rights to keep them safe

Even after 100 years of positive advancements in psychiatric patient rights and quality of care, more needs to be done. Read more

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