Protecting people with mental illness will reduce homelessness

There are a lot of people and organizations with good intentions that are deciding what will happen to a person that develops a mental illness and becomes homeless. The missing voice: the people they are trying to help.

The voice of psychiatric patients and the homeless can often only be found in statistics: the number and type of complaints, the number of traumatic events during treatment or transportation, the number of injuries. The state and private organizations have made no attempt to catalog these statistics statewide.