Krazy Kalifornia: Disturbing Behaviors in Public Places — and the Need for Reform in Mental Health Care

In this article I will present examples  — either photos, videos, or narratives from witnesses — of disturbing behaviors in public places.  The intent here is to visually represent the enormous need we have for an effective way of treating those with serious mental illness in our society.  Our present system for caring for these people is not only extremely ineffective, but quite dangerous. It endangers both those with serious mental illness, by repeatedly putting them back on the street where they are unable to care for themselves, and it endangers the public, who are too often victims, (and sometimes the murdered victims) of criminal acts by those with serious mental illness.

See this article where it’s stated that Alameda County has the highest rate of 5150 calls in the entire state:

“In Alameda every 48 minutes someone is placed in a costly emergency psychiatric evaluation because he or she has been deemed a danger to himself or herself or others,” wrote Alameda Supervisor Wilma Chan in the San Francisco Chronicle earlier this year. “This is the highest rate in the state of California.”

If Alameda County has implemented Laura’s Law, why are those with serious mental illness still on a merry-go-round, circulating in and out of psychiatric institutions on dozens of 3 day holds, but never getting long lasting and effective treatment?

Krazy Kalifornia No. 1: Man in Berkeley outside Starbucks at Ashby and Telegraph Avenues, November 25 2017

https://youtu.be/liuMbWteZ3s

Krazy Kalifornia No. 2: Man talking loudly to himself using obscenities, at Glen Park BART station:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DITOu0IuM

Man with serious mental illness hitting himself at bus stop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_613707241&feature=iv&src_vid=X1DITOu0IuM&v=stkiPgmDvWU

Mentally ill man talking to himself at bus stop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XLngez6lRE

Seriously mentally ill person and angry crazy person — very tense situation for everyone else on the bus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_vr9htAx5Q

Woman with serious mental illness on bus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYnQ3jqtnbs

Mentally ill homeless woman on SF bus:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFDWKrdfZqw

Mentally ill person in Santa Rosa on the sidewalk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aMrJUPN_OyM

Mentally ill man begging in BART:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsq3CQKy034

Disturbed person on BART:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZxs20caHsc

Crazy person assaults someone on BART

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z3hsXWmikI&has_verified=1

Disturbed person on BART

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOJMeLDSEc0

Disturbing behavior in San Francisco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOzdgvEj7ZI

Disturbed man harming himself on public streets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSEPH7LJRMY

Disturbing behavior on the street in SF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVR8BMkCeiQ

Passed out on the street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lR7rl9BszU

Disturbed person on street in San Francisco

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MI3mNfvp_2M

Bizzare behavior on Market St SF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwDseE6l0xY

Disturbing behavior on the street in SF

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXtMDLpyHEY

Doing drugs openly on the street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mONM6UEIq-s

Aggressive panhandling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ThmGO-aVpQ

Street bum — young man on streets for 7 years

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVSo_IorJDs

Mentally ill on SF Street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akCU6dJnN7E

Crazy man begging for money

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFbcxKI-VzQ

Yelling throughout the streets

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-hnIUGCrWA

Disturbing yelling on the street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmFOPj1746A

Disturbed person assaults others on the street

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNWcvRsj41I

Nasty crazy behavior on the street in NYC

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuGM8nur4BM

Crazy woman on SF bus

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aoe8MrShj4o

More Crazy ladies on buses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eg031KmMjDk

Lots of crazy ladies on buses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4VrgRegym8

Mores crazy ladies on buses

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ULYEmJIztg

Crazy lady on train harrasses people,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQUL_5lZMEI

Crazy lady on subway harassing other passengers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7liTMWD1k_0

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