I agree with Association president Jim Chu--various levels of government need to invest more resources in mental health care and make sure it is getting to the right people, so that someone's possible mental health crisis can be prevented in the first place. Why are we allowing people with mental illness to fall through the cracks, and then when these people are addicted to drugs and alcohol, living on the streets, and end up in the criminal system, we act like it's a surprise?! WAKE UP!!!
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