NYC Mayor Adam’s Mental Health Plan for City Streets Sparks Debate

New York City’s latest plan to keep people with mental illness from languishing in public is being touted as a common sense strategy to help them.

By encouraging police and city doctors to take more mentally ill people to hospitals, even if they refuse treatment, Mayor Eric Adams says he is humanely tackling a problem instead of diverting the look. But his policy will face a legal challenge and a cold reception from some city lawmakers. In emergency rooms, psychiatrists must determine whether these patients should be hospitalized, perhaps against their will.

It’s not a simple decision.

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