And now it’s mental illness being blamed for violence

And now it’s mental illness being blamed for violence

No one foresaw the underfunding or closures of community mental health centers. That wasn’t part of the vision.

Now more than 50 percent of our homeless are mentally ill. Only a fraction of these have access to treatment. They are served by a patchwork of nonprofits and state agencies perpetually short on funding with high staff turnover.

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