If you are, take 14 minutes to look at this TED talk. A blogger in Texas who has worked in the streets with folks dealing with homelessness/addiction/mental illness for 20+ years sent me this link.
Now, don’t stop there. Take a minute to look at the comic illustration about the Rat Park experiment he referenced. My friend Shirley, our friends call her “The Coffee Lady” at Monday breakfasts, sent me this a while back. Here’s the link (you may have to copy and paste it into your browser):
Minus the legalization, Greensboro could be a “little Portugal.” We could redirect our resources effectively (that’s a big word), and actually help folks with mental illness and addiction. It will take courage and community. Change is hard. Ideas are blooming around town, big ideas. Message me and get in the conversation.