Looks like your psychiatry and clinical addiction counseling licenses must have both come through in the cereal box this morning.<quoted text>
Most of these people do not need to be on the streets if they don't want to. B.S. to this mental health crap. They are lazy and are looking for the easy way out, get a few bucks and drink it up or smoke it and start the next day off the same way again.
There may be a few that have mental health issues they appear to be the ones who talk to themselves and usually are at the places that give them help like Haven of Rest, etc.
I have been in Akron all of my life and see the same people in a lot of the same places doing the same things. The folks with mental problems for the most part seem to keep to themselves and the folks that would like us to believe they need help are begging. I KNOW THIS ISN'T true in all cases but from my experiences it is reality.
I have had to protect my family walking down the street in Akron and Cleveland from overzealous panhandlers on 3 occassions by physically pushing them back from my wife and kid walking all 3 times from either the Indians or Aeros games and stay away now from these events because of it.
Say what you want about the subject but most of these people could get free help for their alcoholism or drug addiction from many areas like the Brown Street Mission or Interval Brotherhood Home, etc. They would rather get a few bucks and a buzz than to work at being a productive citizen. And as for the others they are just taking advantage of you bleeding heart LIBERAL suckers who will give them money and think you are helping them when you are just ENABLING them. Mayor Don would rather get a few extra bucks from licensing these people than just saying no to them and making our streets safer and less aggravating. Oh and of course appeasing you Liberals he needs to get votes from!
And yes, that is the way I feel about it!
Thanks for the cost free diagnoses.