|Posted by Amanda LaPera on March 20, 2012 at 3:05 AM|
This article in the Sacramento Bee sums the issues up nicely:
Basically, after the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act was passed in 1967, mental hospital beds were substituted with jail beds and street beds. Not good. While changes were definitely needed at the time, the LPS Act went too far, and the consequences were far-reaching. It is time to restore some balance and sanity in our mental healthcare system. Thank you for reading. Please share.