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Advocacy Action: "Mayor Adams, stop scapegoating "severe mental illness" Petition

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Philip Yanos, PhD, ISPS-US Member, professor, and eminent researcher at CUNY has started a petition titled "Mayor Adams, stop scapegoating "severe mental illness""

We encourage you to sign on today!⁠

Mayor Eric Adams has recently been scapegoating people with "severe mental illness" for high-profile public safety issues in New York City, including shootings committed by people without mental health histories 5%, or nearly 400,000, people in New York City are diagnosed with a "severe mental illness" and make major contributions to its communities. Let's let Mayor Adams know that it's not okay to use mental illness as a scapegoat for the city's problems.⁠