September 9, 2019

Stigma of mental illness

Thank you for comments on the capitalist misuse of mental illness in the article on the mass shootings. Their attitude only serves to increase the stigma that divides working people.

Homelessness, hospitalization and incarceration are often the fate of those suffering from mental illness. Brutality at the hands of uncomprehending cops takes place all too often. Suicide rates among them are rising.

Too often, insurance does not cover needed services. And the services that do exist are woefully inadequate.
David Hurst,
Fort Myers, Florida