Op-Ed: Seattle Times Care Responders
October 29th, 2021
We were encouraged to see the The Seattle Times editorial board putting its support behind the city's recent investment in expanding Health One — and we wanted to add our support. For too long, we have relied on law enforcement — armed officers who are trained to enforce the law, not to help those experiencing mental health crises — to the growing needs of this community. These interactions often turn violent and even deadly.
We envision a world where people living with serious mental illness thrive in communities of hope and opportunity.
We know that people thrive when they are in caring communities. We call those communities Clubhouses!