On most news reports we will hear about someone doing some illegal activity that is very bizarre, and most peoples first thought is “What were they thinking”... but were they rational?
Recently, an elderly couple were walking to a new movie theater in downtown and were attacked by a guy who beat them with a pipe. Further research found that this homeless guy had a history of mental issues.
I don’t think that there is adequate mental health care in the US, and as a result many of the crimes, homeless people, and other issues are a result of it. I don’t believe that many of these people just have not had the same opportunities as others, but in fact they are just not capable of living life to a minimum standard.
What are your thoughts on this topic that plagues most US Cities? How many different social problems could be traced to some aspect of mental illness not being treated?