And I had to include bobbolink today...
It's from December but she is one of my DU favorites!
In other words, stop calling me mental!!!!:mad::Dbobbolink (1000+ posts) Sat Dec-06-08 04:09 PM
Original message****THE REAL FACTS ABOUT HOMELESSNESS AND "MENTAL ILLNESS"
Since people, including DUers and other "progressives" keep inflating "mental illness" with homelessness, it's time for some serious fact-reviewing:
According to a study by the US Conference of Mayors in 2005, approximately 16% of the homeless population suffers from a mental illness.
SIXTEEN PERCENT does NOT a MAJORITY make.
As a matter of fact, it's about the same rate as in the general population.... or actually a bit less. I think I read the rate nationally is something like 22%
So, can we pleez retire this meme?
Has someone stolen her car yet???
I don't know why, but I have always suspected that bobbolink is a mole.:D