Mental Health Court

If I were watering the cement,

with blood From a head wound,

I wouldn’t want someone

to hand me a SpongeBob band-aid,

I wouldn’t want someone to try to help,

By beating the pain out of me.

I would want to get staples or stitches,

From a passionate professional.

After my wound healed,

Or at least stopped bleeding,

I would figure out what the hell happened,

How I got hurt,

And how to avoid it again.

If I fell because of a pothole,

I look out for it next time,

If I fell because I was sick,

Tired, or had a bodily ailment,

I seek treatment and support.

I treat the source

AND the immediate symptoms

Why are prisons,

so often,

not the same way?

Resource:

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/research/mental_health/

https://www.equitasproject.org/

Published by sickybeat

I am a writer with an extremely active imagination. I love learning answers to questions and what makes everything and everyone tick. I am a "Unique case, medically" if nothing else. I am flawed in my extreme aversion to failure (even when "success" isn't good for me,) but have come a long way in ditching the perfectionist mindset. I like people whose default setting toward others is compassion, an open mind, and honesty

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