Ms. Polhamus is 100% correct (GT, Letters, 4/14)! This is what Sweden does and is one of the reasons they have such high taxes.
A mentally ill Swedish cousin of mine has his own apartment and a permanent, low-caseload, trained psych tech/social worker to check on him regularly and frequently to make sure he and his apartment are clean, that he’s eating and taking his meds. A “forever” service! He’s used to it, relies on it, doesn’t fight it. None of this American “leave me alone!” nonsense.
This is a terrifically expensive but totally successful program that will never be possible in the U.S.
Linnea Faeth NP | Fresno
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