Archive for the ‘mental illness’ category

Sarah Ann Drop In Center

January 22, 2008

The Sarah Ann Drop In Center in Naples, Florida is part of NAMI of Collier County.  The Sarah Ann center is for people receiving mental health services.  They have activities for socialization, integration into the community, and education.  Here’s a description of the Sarah Ann Center in the NAMI brochure.

Court order establishing Mental Health Court in Naples, Florida

January 20, 2008

Here’s a link to the court order that established Mental Health Court in Naples, (Collier County) Florida.

Information about Mental Health Court

January 20, 2008

Here’s a brochure describing the mental health court in Naples:

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Mental Health Court–who decides?

January 20, 2008

So the question I have about the mental health court is whether it can be used to resolve felony cases, and if there are any exceptions, and who gets to decide who gets in.  Instead of putting someone on probation (or in jail) for felonies, if the alleged criminal activity was caused by mental illness, wouldn’t mental health court and treatment be the appropriate resolution? 

Mental Health Court in Naples

January 18, 2008

People accused of crimes in Naples, Florida who have a mental illness now have a new option to resolve criminal cases.  Mental Health Court is now up and running.   MHC is an alternative to jail for people who are suffering from mental illness.  I will post more information about the MHC in another blog, including the criteria for entering.


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