FLORIDA’S STATE-FUNDED MENTAL HOSPITALS are supposed to be safe places to care for people who are a danger to themselves or others. But years of neglect and deep budget cuts transformed them into treacherous warehouses where violent patients roam the halls with no supervision and workers are left on their own to oversee dozens of people. Now, no one is safe inside.


flagamuffin:

Invisible is such an interesting choice of words. One of the problems with urban America is that our mentally ill are hyper-visible -- you see them every time you sit at the access road waiting to get on the highway, and every time you leave the bank or grocery store, and a million other places.

Modern mental hospitals, while surely not all stereotypically horrifying, seem to find it hard to gain a middle ground between visible and invisible.

I haven't read the article but I hope I get time to.


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