Tuesday, July 22, 2014

How to Help the Mentally Ill?

7/22/14. No easy answers. Many wrong answers applied too often.

In the 1960's, we celebrated deinstitutionalization ("the myth of mental illness"), created the homeless population, protected patients' rights to be severely mentally ill,  made sure nobody forced them to take their medications, and watched while the mentally ill wrecked their lives and left their families heartbroken.


Book Review of "A Literary Education and Others Essays" by Joseph Epstein

7/22/14.  What did the mother whale say to the baby whale?  "Be careful when you swim to the top. That's when the people start shooting at you."

Joseph Epstein is at the top of his game as a writer. This review confirms it.