Oh, how poorly we Americans treat our mentally ill.
James Brown, who has been diagnosed with psychosis, spent three days at Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital, in Las Vegas, in February 2013. Depressed and thinking of suicide, Brown ended up there after problems at his group home.
But just three days after he was admitted, the doctors felt James was stable enough to go.
Then, Brown says the doctor asked him what state he wanted to go to.
“I said, ‘I don’t want to leave Nevada,'” Brown told ABC News. “He said, ‘California sounds like a really nice state. I think you’ll be happy there.'”
Although Brown had never been to Sacramento, he says he was told he would get better mental health care there. Brown was driven to a Greyhound bus station with a $306 one-way bus ticket, six Ensure nutrition shake bottles and just a three-day supply of psychiatric medications.
Brown’s discharge papers even listed his “address on discharge” as “Greyhound Bus Station to California.”
You’d never see Catherine Zeta-Jones treated this way.
This is nothing less than human trafficking.