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20 April 2007 @ 03:49 pm
Colleges and mental health, revisited  
I had posted a link to this article previously but it seems more timely now. Clearly we need to sort out some of these issues. I think that we also need to consider how brains develop in teens and young adults and how that affects judgment. Do we need to make some legal distinctions in how we can intervene for young adults? Or overhaul the whole system of intervention for all adults? It's hard to know where to draw the line between freedom, rights, and insuring that people do get access to the help they need when they are not able to make good decisions for themselves. Currently we have mentally ill homeless people wandering the street and are so intent on protecting their rights that we can't help them if they refuse. What kind of sense does that make?

Here's the article: The Suicide Test