Mass. Mental Health Worker Safety Under Review

The state's mental health commissioner has announced the creation of a task force to study the safety of mental health workers following the slaying of a counselor who worked at a Revere mental health facility.

Commissioner Barbara Leadholm said in a statement Tuesday that the panel will review ways to improve current safety practices and policies, while at the same time maintaining services and support for the mentally ill.

The task force is chaired by retired Judge Paul Healy and psychiatry professor Dr. Kenneth Appelbaum.

Stephanie Moulton was found stabbed in Lynn last month. A resident of the North Suffolk Mental Health Association facility where she worked is charged with her death.

This program aired on February 9, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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