Saturday, July 2, 2011

SPOTLIGHT on Treatment Advocacy Center (TAC)

The Treatment Advocacy Center is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating barriers to the timely and effective treatment of severe mental illnesses. The Treatment Advocacy Center 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 Treatment Advocacy Center is engaged in a wide-range of activities and projects aimed at increasing treatment for people with severe mental illnesses. Over the next twelve months key initiatives will focus on:

*Seeking to bring assisted outpatient treatment and other treatment reforms to several key states
*Implementing Laura's Law in California
*Expanding the Treatment Advocacy Helpline
*Building a larger and better equipped army of treatment advocates across the U.S.

For more information, please visit the organization's website at