but there are some that alleviate misery for many." – The Observer
What seems to be an editorial in the UK Observer asserts that government should step in and care for the mentally ill. Why?
- 70 percent of men in prison suffer from a psychiatric disorder
- Homeless people also are "similarly swollen" by legions of untreated mentally ill patients
is, more widely, a taboo around mental illness and a common presumption
that people should be able to heal their own minds with an effort of
will, a stiffening of upper lips and a pulling up of socks. If that
attitude were applied to cancer patients, it would quickly be condemned
as ignorant and callous."
I couldn’t have said that better myself.