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It's time to change our thinking about those with mental illness

It's time to change our thinking about those with mental illness
We need a "Clubhouse" for those with mental illness to find purpose and dignity through work and community, writes guest columnist and local Mission expert, Larry Clum. "Lack of psychiatric beds and short mental health hospital stays lead to inhumane 'ER warehousing' and premature hospital discharges of vulnerable folks who then end up on the streets."