Thursday, August 31, 2006

Power of the pen

A stroke of the pen and readers of Iowa’s Rapid City Journal get an education about the plight of the untreated mentally ill. In her letter to the editor, Sandra Babka explains to her fellow citizens:
“In this country the mentally ill are given the right to refuse treatment. The problem is mental illness damages the part of the brain needed to make such an important and rational decision.”
She says “It bothers me that there doesn't seem to be much speaking out for these people.” So she did something about it. She wrote to her local paper. That’s something we all can and should do.