Local and national news outlets pay attention to politicians and other national and regional officials who do and say things that are unmistakeably racist, covering these outbursts like sporting events.
How many families have to be devastated by the impact of this disease before we make mental illness a priority in this country? One in four is sick. If it were influenza, it would be an epidemic.
I know that it is not a simple or easy task to make these decisions about who we provide treatment for, and in what setting, especially since it involves the civil rights of individuals. But I cannot help but conclude the pendulum has swung too far in one direction.