Thursday, August 25, 2016

88 BEDS INSTEAD ARE COMING TO TENNESSEE!

"This week, I have seen 12 individuals who needed care at Moccasin Bend [the state mental health facility], but they can't get in, so we try to keep them in a jail cell. Some are dangerous, some have committed stabbings or robberies, but most often they have mental health issues entwined with drugs and alcohol." - Judge Gary Starnes, who backed the project, said too many people he sees in his courtroom have significant mental health issues but no place to go for treatment. Read here: 88 BEDS INSTEAD OF JAIL  

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