An estimated 700-800 individuals are now living in what has been dubbed “The Zone,” a sprawl of tents and makeshift shelters surrounding the city-owned exterior of the Human Services Campus.
Beyond the mental health crisis numbers in our country are real people, and a hopefully changing attitude toward mental health issues.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, some 26% (or 1 in 4) of adults in the U.S. have some type of disability.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness indicates that one in five U.S. adults experience mental illness each year, while 17% of youth (6-17 years) annually experience a mental health disorder.
A federal death row inmates, Lisa Montgomery’s, execution was unlawfully rescheduled by the Justice Department when a stay was in effect due to an attorney’s positive test for the coronavirus.
“Words on Bathroom Walls” (Roadside) is a touching drama about a teen suffering from mental illness.
The Catholic producer of the upcoming movie “Words on Bathroom Walls,” is always on the lookout for film scripts that have “a little bit of faith.”
California’s Catholic bishops issued a pastoral letter outlining ways the church could do a better job of serving those who struggle with mental illness, stressing that it is an “essential part of the pastoral care of the church.”