Schizophrenia & Psychosis Action Alliance supports policies that improve access to affordable mental health and related services including, but not limited to:
Providing increased access to appropriate treatment by a comprehensive, integrated team of encompassing psychiatrists, neurologists, and other providers
Building on the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act by continuing to expand access to public and private psychiatric hospitals through exceptions to the Medicaid Institution for Mental Diseases (IMD) exclusion
Double federal appropriations for the Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT) program administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Reduce incarceration of the mentally ill by authorizing Medicaid financing for the Crisis Now model and CAHOOTS programming to partner peer specialists and mental health professionals with police officers responding to citizens experiencing psychotic episodes
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