spotlight on the urgent need for the mentally ill
Mayor Adams of New York City threw a spotlight on the urgent need for the mentally ill, to receive help. This plan will better help the mentally ill. For the first time, we agree with something this Mayor is doing. Mayor Adams has a massive homeless problem on his hands. Some of those homeless are mentally ill. Mayor Adams wants to start a plan to try and help with this problem and is receiving backlash.
Mayor Adams wants to involuntarily hospitalize these people. This puts human rights activists panties in a bundle. It is likely the word involuntarily. While it is not a pleasant thought to force someone into a hospital, we believe that it is necessary. There is no other plan for these people. Human rights organizations who fight this type of thing offer up no other solutions.
enormous problem is no easy fix
The homeless problem in this country is massive. Allowing millions of illegal aliens to cross into our country is only going to exacerbate the situation. We highly disagreed with Mayor Adams putting up illegal aliens into swanky hotels. We had a problem with the fact no one seems to help the homeless citizens we have, but will help these illegal criminals. Like it or not, that is what they are. The moment they crossed the border illegally, they committed a crime and many also have a criminal past.
Is this an out of sight out of mind fix? If that is the case, Adams is a poor excuse for a human being. Either way, he is on the right track. These people need help. Help for these people is very limited and if changing laws gets them some help, so be it. The system is broken and makes no sense.
these people are in tremendous peril
Take a psychology class or talk to a psychologist to understand the difficulty with helping these individuals. Some are paranoid, so the help offered like medications, are often not taken. Why? Their paranoia makes them think that you are harming them with the meds, not helping. The mentally ill are not able to understand they are sick. They seriously do not know what is best for them.
Laws today punish them, not help them. Civil rights activists say that these ill people have a “right” to choose how they live. There is zero consideration for those who do not understand they need help. Letting them live on the street, in the elements, with no food, is not humane. They have a right to live that way? They don’t know any better. That is absolutely not only harming them, but it’s downright cruel. They live this way, for no other reason, than someone feels they have a right to choose to live without shelter, food, and medical care.
If someone was not mentally ill, do you think they would choose to live in those conditions? No one would ever choose to live homeless and hungry. Why is helping these people with housing, food, hygiene products, and medical care harming them? It makes zero sense.
what poor excuses for not being humane
To say the mentally ill are being punished when they are not criminal is stupid.
“Homeless people are more likely to be the victims of crimes than the perpetrators, but Mayor Adams has continually scapegoated homeless people and others with mental illness as violent.https://www.npr.org/2022/11/30/1139968573/nyc-mayor-adams-faces-backlash-for-move-to-involuntarily-hospitalize-homeless-pe#:~:text=New%20York%20City%20Mayor%20Eric%20Adams%20is%20facing%20backlash%20after,be%20in%20%22psychiatric%20crisis.%22
That statement says it all. Are you not protecting these people by getting them off the street? There will be homeless that fight the process, again, because they don’t understand. Taking a person kicking and screaming to a place they don’t understand that will help them is not cruel. Cruel is allowing them to live a miserable existence on the street.
“For too long, there has been a gray area where policy, law, and accountability have not been clear, and this has allowed people in need to slip through the cracks,” Adams said. “This culture of uncertainty has led to untold suffering and deep frustration. It cannot continue.”https://www.npr.org/2022/11/30/1139968573/nyc-mayor-adams-faces-backlash-for-move-to-involuntarily-hospitalize-homeless-pe#:~:text=New%20York%20City%20Mayor%20Eric%20Adams%20is%20facing%20backlash%20after,be%20in%20%22psychiatric%20crisis.%22
That may be the only statement Mayor Adams ever said that we agree with and if his intentions are not honorable, shame on him. Either way, it will definitely help people.
We wrote about this before and the link is highlighted above. We did away with almost all of the Psychiatric hospitals in the United States. It is very sad. Civil rights activists viewed them as prisons. The mentally ill were locked up against their will when they committed no crime. Throwing them out onto the street with no shelter and food is better, right?
How frustrating it must be for family of these people. They may not know where their loved ones are or if they are alive. The family knows their loved one needs help and medicines, but because of civil rights people, help is unavailable. Do we think it is right to keep someone locked up when their only crime is being sick? Of course not, but the alternative is worse.
get them the help they need
Why is it harming someone, by picking them up and taking them to a hospital. They will be evaluated and cared for in a humane manner. They will be warm, eat, and get the medical treatment they need. Explain how that is a bad thing. If the minority are dangerous, they are now unable to harm. If they are not dangerous, they will no longer be harmed. It is a win win.
“a common misunderstanding persists that we cannot provide involuntary assistance” unless a person presents immediate harm.
“This myth must be put to rest,” he added.https://www.politico.com/news/2022/11/29/new-york-hospitalize-mentally-ill-00071207
If that statement is untrue, then laws need changed. It is time we get these sick individuals the help they need.