Originally posted on 04/28/2021:

Too sad that the USA closed psychiatric hospitals which exacerbated the homelessness problem and led to daily police contact with perceived threats on the street by the confused and disoriented---
A wealthy nation such as ours pours money overseas in Covid bills and allows our unfortunate to wallow in filth and disarray.

"Effects of Deinstitutionalization Between 1955 and 1994, roughly 487,000 mentally ill patients were discharged from state hospitals. That lowered the number to only 72,000 patients. 3 States closed most of their hospitals. That permanently reduced the availability of long-term, in-patient care facilities."