Q: Who are the National Coalition of Concerned Mental Health Experts?
A: We are a group of mental health professionals who have come together after a Yale ethics conference, which led to the instant bestseller, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.” We seek to alert lawmakers and the public to the dangerousness of the current president before an irreversible national or international crisis occurs. We represent more than the 27 in the book: we now number in the hundreds, and expect soon to number in the thousands or tens of thousands.
Q: What is our mission?
A. We are dedicated to sharing our knowledge for the purpose of warning and protecting national and international well-being and security. We are currently consulting with government officials who seek our expertise. We bring our scientific information, clinical expertise, and practical experience to understanding and handling this situation, with the goal of offering solutions and hope.
Q: Are there limitations to what we do?
A: National Coalition members do not make specific diagnoses of public figures without a full evaluation. We also do not advocate specific political positions but make recommendations based on our professional expertise.
Q: What is a mental health professional’s Duty to Warn?
A: Most states have laws that either require or permit mental health professionals to disclose information about patients who may become violent. Those laws are receiving increased attention following recent mass shootings, such as those in Aurora, Colo., and Newtown, Conn. A New York law enacted January 15, 2013, makes it mandatory for mental health professionals to report when they believe patients may pose a danger to themselves or others. New York’s law also allows law enforcement to remove firearms owned by patients reported to be likely to be dangerous. (Note: Please see chart below for update.) Read more>>
Q: As a mental health professional, how do I join the practitioners-only forum.
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