Relevant Reads for Progressives
Title: Bedlam: An Intimate Journey into America’s Mental Health Crisis | Author: Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg | Publication Date: Avery, 10/1/19
Today in the U.S., it is estimated that one in five adults—40 million people—experiences mental illness each year. Because of the alarming rate of mental facilities’ closures in the 1980s, patients often have nowhere to go. They may join the ranks of the homeless or end up incarcerated. In fact, the largest mental institution in the country is the Los Angeles County Jail.