Posts Tagged ‘mental illness’

January 18th, 2019 - 1:29 am § in America

Do We Need Vagrancy Laws?

The owner of Ben’s Deli said Paulette Wilkie refused help from people concerned about her.  Wilkie, a homeless woman with a long history of schizophrenia, was found dead from exposure in Morrisville, Pa. Sadly, Wilkie’s death was a joint demo-repub effort. Back in the era of bipartisan col[...]

November 3rd, 2018 - 9:34 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

THE HOMELESS PROBLEM: Part 1. The mentally ill

As many as 50% of Seattle’s street people have severe mental illness and do not want to be confined. How do we change the law so that these people are properly housed? These folks used to be confined to state hospitals with little regard for their civil rights. The came drugs that could manage[...]

April 1st, 2017 - 8:21 am § in America, Hypocrisy

FARS: Dealing with Fox News

This is a horrid example of FARS .. False Alternative Reality Syndrome. Is Tucker Collins mentally ill or just dishonest?[...]

April 17th, 2015 - 11:03 pm § in The Ave Scene

DAVID PRESTON: “Darling Leader”wants to raise King County taxes so government can get its hooks into our kids

. “Revenue raised by the levy would also provide mental health screenings for all kids in King County, increase funding for programs that prevent homelessness, and provide universal access to developmental screenings for infants, among ot…her goals.” . Mental health screenings for [...]

December 30th, 2014 - 11:00 am § in America

“Hoarding in Plain Sight” by David Preston

This picture was sent to me by a reader. It shows a woman who camps out at the bus stop in front of a Seattle bank every day, along with all her crap. She’s a textbook “bag lady.” Although it’s possible that this woman is homeless, it’s not likely. She doesn’t pan[...]