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View Diary: What the f*&^* is wrong with us??? (A rant) (166 comments)

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  •  It was partly a reaction (2+ / 0-)
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    slowbutsure, Arianna Editrix

    to practices of the past, when cheating husbands would have their wives locked up, or when people who weren't even mentally ill or disabled were locked up for decades because of misdiagnosis or uncaring family who just wanted the person out of their lives.

    So the idea of community programs and external support for the mentally ill, and new attention paid to their legal rights, sounded good. But as we know, the hospitals were shut down and the community support never has been sufficiently funded by our legislatures.

    So we have people who are unable to properly care for themselves, who die from this neglect. Or maybe I should call it abuse.

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