The Health Czar is the final solution to the mental health crisis in modernity.
The age-old debate of governance extends into mental health and its administration, policymaking, and implementation of state and federal regulations. Some argue for democratic review of policy and the real need for reform and social action.
Others argue a single sovereign can take decisive action when the need emerges to avoid imminent disaster and collateral damage in the community. I recommend a Health Czar’s immediate appointment as the final solution to the ethical and moral questions left unanswered by our current mental health system.
In mental health treatment, AOT orders, forced treatment, and other mandatory programs, including the continuing need for involuntary in-patient treatment, have become taboo. Conversations by policymakers and those charged with revising and renewing the reform agenda are missing a big part of the issues at hand. People just want to talk about less taboo and less heated issues needing regrom. In mental health treatment and its reform we’ve hit a wall.
The wall is a political barrier created by stakeholders interested in posturing to their constituents rather than moving the system towards full community integration.
To further reform the system, we need to tear down this wall at all costs. I fully believe the arena for real change and reform hinges upon a Health Czar’s immediate appointment. In the United States, state regulatory bodies have appointed commissioners that will take back our broken system’s reigns and right the ship once politics is dislodged from treatment.
At present, the ship is sinking, and before the complete disaster, an urgent revision and resection of the system must occur.
The Health Czar’s immediate appointment will be the timely and swift change agent that will transform a system in crisis. The Czar is no sovereign. Yet, this leader is never subject to the ebb and flow of political trends in a system that needs more guidance and revision than commissioned regulatory bodies can address. We must first be authentic in our desire for reform and then charge our finest and most selfless patriot of healing and recovery with the task ahead.
The Czar is the final word in resectioning the system. The Czar cuts through red tape and the cancers deep within our ranks with one hand and justifies doing so with the other. In this regard, creating lasting reform is urgently needed. Health issues should be a distant nightmare in the new power of the CZAR to re-regulate the state.
All of the trite and political grey areas darkening the system will be re-painted in brighter, more sustainable, and more organic healing colors. In doing so, we will anoint a leader ready to take the system on and not further the existent legacy past leaders have left us. It was a legacy wrapped up in taboo, stigma, discrimination, and disparities beyond repair by the very system that broke it from its inception. Indeed, the cracks run deep in the system, and the Czar’s tasks ahead are steep.
When the crisis has abated, the Czar will lay down its emergency powers.
Power will be re-balanced upon completing the Czar’s revisions to the system and give back to the state regulatory bodies. These state and local bodies of mental health commissions, too, will be reconfigured, and a new policy will be written into the very law that went awry and hasn’t budged an inch since institutionalization ended. People landed at the shores of the community health system.
Until then, this healing patriot will create a new legacy. One for our generations to talk about, without fear or taboo.
The Czar is the ‘final solution’ to the mental health crisis in modernity.
We look forward to its ultimate timely and urgent resolution and the reign of the Health Czar.