When public hospitals were closed, we were promised community mental health care which would be a big improvement. Because we were never able to dedicate enough resources to do it properly, preventive and daily care was neglected, and emergency care fell on the police and ER with disastrous results.
We have individuals and organizations in this state who know how to do what is necessary; currently the state has the financial resources to do so, which should include education and training of personnel.
We should be ashamed of how many years we’ve put this off; Minnesota is a better state than this.
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