What is Kendra’s Law? Why do we need it?
Kendra’s Law is a state law in New York City that protects both society and the individual suffering from a severe or untreated mental illness. It is a law that ensures an individual with an extensive mental health history receives court ordered mental health treatment (medication or therapy). Sadly, many states either do not enforce this law or have it. Many people who are fearful of stigma do not want the law spread across the nation.
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