As of now, Alaska has a very poor record of protecting psychiatric patients in locked facilities in a timely way.
It seems like the only people not being asked their opinion are the homeless population themselves.
The power of media to shape opinion even in the face of reality is astonishing.
Trying to protect somebody in the court system should not include releasing violent individuals who have committed a crime.
There are plenty of organizations that advocate for creating new programs, but that is not the same as adding needed rights for the disabled.
There is no acceptable way these people fit in the new economy.
America dug the hole that is now the “homeless crisis.” The best advice: Stop digging.
Any book concerning a cultural revolution offers two pieces of advice: how to create a destructive revolution and how to avoid it.
I never met a 30-year-old individual who woke up in the morning and made the decision to become homeless.
Individuals locked in a psychiatric institution, public or private, are often pretty much alone.
The lesson to political parties on both sides, Democrats and Republicans: Be mindful of who is encouraged to be let loose to create havoc.
The debate of what to do with the homeless population lacks even basic information on both sides.
Time tends to add a haze of romance and forgetting.
OPINION: Improving and protecting the rights of Alaska Mental Health Trust beneficiaries can only help the state.
OPINION: Alaska needs an enlightened grievance avenue for disabled psychiatric patients -- not just an answering machine.