Chris Laxamana posted a YouTube video titled Dr. Drew: Mental Illness Treatment Needs to Change.
“Their civil rights have outweighed the self-evident need for treatment”
“They are dying in the L.A. County area at the rate of 3 a day… The question is… what does the body count need to be before you give up crazy ideas like like ‘building four walls will treat mental illness.’ This is the current policy that we are pursuing in California: ‘If we just have housing it will end’. Somewhere between 60 and 85% of the patients are resistant. The vast majority have serious mental illness and drug addition and four walls are not going to do anything , if they even would go in.”
“Anosognosia is a deficit of self-awareness, a condition in which a person with a disability
is unaware of having it.”