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Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman Reacts to Assault and Suicide in Virginia

Deeds Case Highlights Need for Mental Health Care
November 21, 2013

 Historically, mental health policy has been limited and flawed, says Jeffrey Lieberman, president of the American Psychiatric Association and chair of psychiatry at Columbia University, noting a lack of out-patient and in-patient services.

"The evidence is abundant from people who are sick and homeless on the street ... and people who are sick and commit crimes for which they get put in jail," Lieberman said.

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