Four years after I wrote about a mental health state of emergency, things did not get better, they only got worse. We now have mentally ill people pushing people in front of trucks and randomly assaulting people at a level I have not seen in 21 years. One day, I will stand in our State Capital and speak truth to power. Our state leaders need to hear about the issue from a boots on the ground perspective. Not an idealistic one. The current system is failing the mentally ill and the community as a whole.
Thought some solutions are being discussed, they are only bandaid solutions to a gaping wound. It’s time for a real conversation.