Closer to Home.

19 05 2008

Drastic cuts in the California budget mean that county mental health services could be crippled by next year. Given that many of the mentally ill already live in impoverished conditions despite the wealth of this county, this blow could put even more out on the streets, widening the gap between rich and poor, sane and not.

The writer of this article in the Santa Barbara Independent reflects not only on what the cuts will do to the kinds of services he’s received, but on the inspiration of for The Special Olympics, Rosmary Kennedy, JKF’s sister who received a lobotomy as treatment for her mental illness. Where are we headed now?