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Rotting with their Rights On

There are about 2.6 million people in the United States today with schizophrenia, and about half are unaware that they are unwell.

AIRED: 10/15/2018 | 00:01:02
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There are about 2.6 million people in the United States today who have schizophrenia, and about half the people have no awareness that they're sick.

We adapted that term 'rotting with their rights on' to denote a group of patients who by virtue of increased restrictions on ability to treat involuntarily, ended up sitting in the back ward of a psychiatric hospital untreated, or out on the streets untreated, but essentially continuing to suffer from the symptoms of their serious mental disorder.