Skip to comments.Has the time come to re-open some of the larger mental hospitals?
Posted on 12/19/2012 8:24:27 PM PST by San Rafael Blue
This is an invitation to spectulate together. After the Sandy Hook horrors, we, as a first tier society need to start talking about this. Was it a mistake that most of the large mental institutions in this country have been shut down? Was it mistake to pull thousands of very sick people out of safe structured environments and throw them helter skelter, into the 'bowels' of our social systems? Some of these folks were ready and willing, some others will never be socially intact, or at least not for a long while. At the very least, perhaps the government may recruit, train and finacially support professional caregivers who are qualified and willing to create and maintain a safe place for these children of God to live. It's time to consider how else school integration can be done, without taking too much time or focus away from students who do not have these disabilites or predicaments. It can be done, but we cannot be afraid of a long open discussion.
For the Dems, closing them has served its purpose — innumerable nuts running around committing terrible crimes — now allows the destruction of the Constitution.
Their plan worked far better than they hoped for.
Barry and his ‘RATS have it all wrong. They need to stop worrying about gun “control” and start asking themselves why teenagers will kill themselves and others so easily without even thinking about it. What kind of people is this society producing? Guns aren’t the problem. Only a total commie moron would think that they are. The ‘RATS need to face up to the truth and fix the real problems. Our public schools. Violence from the Hollywood sewer pipe. Violent video games. Violent hip hop “music”. The loss of respect for life. The removal of God from American life by the liberals as they try to pass themselves off as God.
Of course the Demonrats would lose a large portion of their base.
I live in Indiana in a city with HUGE state hospital wfrom which many many many many "residents" have been discharged, even against their own will, because of liberal nonsense . It is sad to see the staff, the patients, the community, speaking against putting these residents back on the streets or into so called halfway houses, when they were incapable of handling this enormous challenge. Can you imaagine living in a sheltered, protected, healthy, environment because you were mentally challenged.....and the dumped into the streets with a hearty good luck, see ya!!! disaster
Madness in the Streets : How Psychiatry and the Law Abandoned the Mentally Ill
by Rael Jean Isaac and Virginia C. Armat
Some of these mental hospitals were bad places where people were badly treated but I think that it had a lot to do with the institutions being far from the families which made it hard for them to check up on the treatment of their family members. If the states opened secure facilities perhaps in every county so that family could keep an eye on things it would probably stop patient abuse from getting out of hand.
Secure mental hospitals can have walled in yards where inmates can go outside to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. There could be activities to keep the inmates engaged and families could come by to visit their loved ones. If the inmates are good enough condition they can visit their homes or go on shopping trips, go to the beach, movies etc.
I sometimes think that if I were a person with a lot of money, I would donate an empty building such as a school or convent to be used for a local secure facility.
My 15 year old cousin wears a diaper and doesn’t know his ABCs, but he is required by law to attend school and pretend like it matters. He is not violent so a mental hospital would not be required for society’s protection - but it sure is silly to put him in a regular public school with his so-called peers.
There are violent children (through no fault of their own) whose parents lovingly adopted them only to discover their child has Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Most such parents cannot afford one of the few private schools available to such children so the public schools become the depository until prison takes over the job.
We need to change the model from warehouses of drugged up and abused patients to something more humane but also safer than our current disaster of a system. One place to start is by not insisting everyone must have a K-12 education.
I wish there could be publicly funded religious mental institutions.
Go on MichaelSavage.com. I believe that on page 2 there is a picture of him when he was on his highschool rifle team. There is a group of teenage boys with their rifles which they used to bring into highschool for rifle practice. Isn’t that a hoot! I would love to see the pc inebriated generation actually see this picture with their own eyes. This would cause people to think what could possibly be different between the conditions today and the conditions of 50 years ago. Fifty years ago we had a strong Judeo-Christian ethic. The country was also ruled by common sense not pie-in-the-sky politcal correctness. Juvenile deliquents were put away, they did not go to school and the dangerously mentally ill were put in mental hospitals.
Conservatives should drive home the connections between the Democrat party and the ACLU along with other far left groups. The Republicans are so wimpy, they are afraid of saying boo against the Democrats. The Dems on the other hand never pass up an opportunity to demonize the Republicans.
may be a little late for that.
I agree totally.
This is one thing that needs to be paid for by the state. Insurance cannot cover the necessary long term institutionalization.
And if that is the case, where's the doctor that wrote the prescription??
Pelosi, Hairy and Bronc0 go first.
I wonder what Geraldo Rivera will say about that?