Let’s make treatment more accessible so that mentally ill people who present themselves at hospitals asking for help aren’t turned away
Let’s work together to integrate inpatient and outpatient treatment, so that ill people who get out of hospitals don’t need a PhD and a team of administrative assistants to figure out how to continue their care at home.
Let’s train our first responders how to deal with mentally ill people so that they don’t over-arrest them due to miscommunications.
Let’s design prison-release protocols that match up released offenders with voluntary services outside of prison, so that they don’t wind up back in prison in a matter of days or weeks.
Let’s treat people with mental illnesses with dignity and with a desire that they may maximize their human potential, as we do with people with intellectual and physical disabilities and as we ought with all people.