Monday, November 25, 2013

Madness of Mental Health These Days

How disappointing is mental health treatment these days.

Practitioners seems to relish writing 'scripts of psychotropic drugs for even the little ones given their unsettledness, and, physicians need to prescribe drugs to calm the kid who is being an eight-year-old to someone's chagrin.

President Kennedy tried to stop ware-housing mental health patients and to put care into more personal community settings.  That dreams, coupled with his aim for a man on the moon was never accomplished, as we know.

We can be better and do more when it comes to mental health treatment.

Each Monday when I enter the doors of the jail for Mass, I discover once more, how much more needs to be done for the addicted, the isolated, and more.

God help us.

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