When we think about diseases like cancer or heart disease, we don’t wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4. We begin with prevention, identify symptoms, and develop a plan of action to stop and hopefully reverse the progression of the disease.
Unfortunately, there is a long chain of neglect that leads men and women with untreated mental illness to repeated hospitalizations, jails, and homelessness.
We are waiting too long to diagnose and respond to the early signs of mental illnesses.
This is a tragic but preventable cycle.
Our Street Clinic takes mental health care directly to those most injured by this cycle – the men and women living on the streets of West Palm Beach.
We build trusting relationships and provide emotional support, therapy, crisis intervention, and psychiatric medications when needed. We also connect them to our community partners who can help with access to medical care, food, and housing.