You’re taking your opinionated brother-in-law from the U.K., Larry, to the WalMart when he spots a homeless person gesturing wildly and talking to himself. “I don’t get it,” he says. “Why would anyone want to live like that? That guy needs to get on some medications and go to work and contribute to society like the rest of us!” You’re contemplating how Larry contributes to society when he says, “I guess I should pick up a toothbrush while we’re here. I’ve been using yours and it’s getting nasty!”
Do you feel that those homeless people suffering from serious mental illness are treated fairly in our society? For example, do you feel that they have adequate access to treatment for their illnesses? If not, what changes would you recommend?