BI often runs parallel to mental illness. Worth taking a further look, if interested.
Originally posted on Hopeworks Community:
It is a debate already raging. There are those who assure us that if we would build bigger and better psychiatric hospitals it would all be okay. Like many easy answers this one gets betrayed by the facts.
1. It assumes that things were better when we had bigger and better hospitals. They werent. People were not getting the treatment they needed. They were going there to die. And the road to their death was littered with abuse, horror, and pain. The good old days were never that good.
2. That psychiatric hospitals today work. I do not know of one piece of evidence, of data anywhere that shows that past brief crisis stabilization periods they work. They do not prepare people to live in their communities. They teach people to be psychiatric patients.