I want to speak out and up for those I feel have no voice. I worked as a psychiatric nurse at William S. Hall Institute and walked my patients around the campus grounds at the State Hospital. My sister was hospitalized there a few times; she died in March of 2006, from lack of mental-health care.
Our state is one of the worst for supporting mental health.
Our property taxes now give more to the zoo (of which I am a member) than mental health.
I pray that our city, which is prepared to build a baseball park on the old State Hospital property on Bull Street, will care more about mental health than sports.
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Let’s help the least of these rather than give in to so much greed.