Wow. Fascinating story. Sad too. The failure of the federal takeover (and subsequent dismantling) of mental health institutions, the naivety and short-sightedness of 1960s Civil Rights activists, the indifference and ignorance of the American public, all led to greater suffering and neglect of our severely brain-diseased neighbors. Excellent interview and very revealing. Something needs to be done (he offers solutions).
“When you do it unto the least of these, you do it unto Me.” Matt. 25:45
An American Psychosis? – A Conversation with Psychiatrist E. Fuller Torrey