Those who have been diagnosed with serious mentakl illness should be identified as such to paramedics and law enforcement as well as hospitals/doctors etc. I am not takingt about depression or a disorder I mean serious mental illness like Bipolar 1 and 2 schitzophrenia and i would also include diabilities like autism and developmentally disabled as well. This would be inorder to protect the infirm not discriminate against them. If their illness is known protocols can be developed to safely have encounters with these people.
My daughter has severe mental illness. I am not anti mentally ill. I want them safe'
Registry implys open to public no I want a flagging system for first responders.
Bipolar II is not necessarily severe, unless the depression is. Major depressive disorder can be quite severe and is considered an SMI. Autism is on a spectrum. So are developmental disabilities and intellectual disabilities.
I think this is a terrible idea. It will lead to further stigma, which leads to folks refusing treatment.
If I am concerned that someone poses an imminent threat to self or others, then there are exceptions to confidentiality and I can & do seek out help, up to and including law enforcement if necessary. All my clients know this, due to informed consent. This is enough.
I can see cogniitive delays, autism, and schizophrenia because of the obvious problems with regards to themselves, police, and others, including communication, rationale, etc. I don't see it for major depressive disorder or bipolor I or 2 disorder.
Quoting Bookwormy: I disagree with it, but if done, it should include what is called SMI serious mental illness, major depressive disorder, bipolar I disorder, & schizophrenia.
why bipolar I and 2? I dunno I think you could get into some dangerous ground here - who would make the decision of which illness should be identified?