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These stories are so completely out there.....does anyone else think that maybe, perhaps, these stories are invented?
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by theRiverGoddess
I agree with you. It was (as I recall, but may be mistaken) that it was Reagan who "closed" the state hospitals for the psychologically incapacitated and said "the communities should take care of them". And so they let those folks "free", and that is one of the reasons we have so many homeless and ill people on the streets now.
I have years of experience working with those people who should have remained hospitalized and monitored....which stories I'm willing to share, but it would take hours and hours to talk about it.
Anyway, thanks for responding. It really is disturbing that these things go on. I find it hard to fathom that in this country we don't "intervene" sooner to get these suffering people help and support.
Having been a serious drug addict most of my adult life I can tell you that the portrayal of the abuse and intervention are spot on.
So... why do you think they are airing these programs, and why do you think families are willing to be exposed so openly?