For the last decade, Patrisse Cullors has committed her life to advocate for the mentally ill. She is both a community organizer and one of the founder s of Black Lives Matter.
The PBS documentary, 'Bedlam', is about the national mental health crisis; perhaps better stated as America’s mental illness crisis. It chronicles the Cullors family’s brush with mental illness. The documentary debuted in October, 2019.
Cullors points out that medications for the mentally ill are 70 to 80 years old and our police are operating as untrained social workers. Our current mental health system needs a complete overhaul and greater issues are at work. Cullors’ efforts extend beyond the mental health system to address issues about race, equality, and social justice. Her message revolves around living life with dignity.
Get involved by:
1. Watching Bedlam on PBS.
2. Helping www.justicelanow.org or www.reformlajails.org.
3. In California, Voting “Yes” to “Reform LA Jails" in 2020.