What is a 5150 suspension? Involuntary mental health hospitalization explained.

What is a 5150 suspension?  Involuntary mental health hospitalization explained.  (Illustration by Aisha Yousaf)

What is a 5150 suspension? Involuntary mental health hospitalization explained. (Illustration by Aisha Yousaf) The term “5150 hold” has been used in the media in stories of psychologically distressed people who are determined to need involuntary mental health intervention, let’s look at its origins. The number refers to the section of the California State Welfare … Read more

Internal NYPD documents reveal officer training on involuntary admissions

Internal NYPD documents reveal officer training on involuntary admissions

The records were obtained from the New York Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit filed in March against the NYPD and shared with POLITICO. Adams focused on the intersecting crises of homelessness and mental illness as part of a larger effort to address voter concerns about crime and perceptions of public safety. His approach has … Read more