I attended and participated in a presentation on firearms – awareness – education – mental health, etc., at the Shot Show in Las Vegas a few weeks ago. We discussed the mass shooting at Mandalay Bay in Vegas among others.
I recommended the reestablishment of the large brick and mortar mental health facilities throughout the United States. Presently mental health clinics operated by the states dole out psychiatric pharmaceuticals and provide very limited one-on-one treatment to folks in need. The State Mental Health System that existed in America until the 1960s was an excellent mental health treatment solution.
I’m from Cleveland, Ohio. The Cleveland State Hospital, formerly the Cleveland Institute for the Insane, which began in the mid 1850s on Turney Road in Cleveland grew into a huge facility serving Northeastern Ohio. It did so fabulously well. Budget restrictions and a change in medical treatment attitude (drug treatments) changed all this to what we have today.
There are folks with severe mental issues (or psychopaths) loose on the streets. Obviously this is not working. Bring back the institutes.