What Must We Do To Prove We Are
By Mr. Universe
They call me Mr. Universe. I have severe mental disabilities, and I have been homeless for over 20 years, and this is a true story.
I have no friends or support system or family and I'm homeless, I have been in and out of jail and prison for 20 years.
The sad part is when I get out of jail there's nowhere for me to go, and no one who cares what happens to me.
So what about the large percentage of us who don't want to be homeless and our only crime is being mentally ill? How do we supposed to live without effective and immediate assistance from the State -- the same people that want to keep us locked up simply because they do not understand us?
What must we do to prove we are humans?
The System was designed to hurt us not to help us.
I am using the term "us" because my voice is for all the homeless and mentally ill people who try so hard to get off the street.
The last 2 times I was in jail I had drug charges. I asked the DA to give me treatment and he refused me both times.
How do I suppose to live if I have a disability and cannot work, who do I go to for help?