SENIOR POWER: Women’s Equality Day

By Helen Rippier Wheeler,
Thursday August 15, 2013 - 03:40:00 PM

In 1971, Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY) introduced in Congress legislation designating August 26 each year as Women's Equality Day in the United States of America. Women had finally been provided the right to vote when, on August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was signed. Sixteen other nations had already guaranteed women this right. The amendment had been introduced in 1878. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: Components of a Disability plus "The Revolving Door"

By Jack Bragen
Thursday August 15, 2013 - 03:37:00 PM

What are the factors that sometimes make a person with mental illness disabled? -more-

ECLECTIC RANT: Studies Show Assisted Outpatient Treatment Programs Save States Money

By Ralph E. Stone
Thursday August 15, 2013 - 03:21:00 PM

Forty-five states permit the use of assisted outpatient treatment (AOT), court-ordered treatment (including medication) for individuals who have a history of medication noncompliance, as a condition of their remaining in the community. Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Mexico, and Tennessee do not have AOT. -more-