By Curtis Sliwa:
Here is a classic case of somebody who needs Thrive yet Thrive is MIA. His name is Kaden James. Look at the wristbands on both his hands. He was just at the Bellevue Psychiatric facility or as he called it “The Insane Asylum.”
He is bipolar, schizophrenia & has depression. Some of the wristbands indicate medications that he should be taking to control it.
He is intelligent, as you can see a good singer, singing Gloria In Excelsis Deo. But as you can see, he has tremendous strength and could, in the wrong circumstances, be a menace to others.
People ask me, “Why don’t you wear a mask Curtis?” When you deal with as many emotionally disturbed people as I do each and every day it is important that they recognize you, look into your eyes and understand that you are a friend and not a foe. Many of them have a hair trigger that could cause them to launch an attack against a person they perceive as a threat. In one day of just walking around Penn Station I handle and take care of more emotionally disturbed persons than THRIVE has in 4 years.
KADEN JAMES AND OTHERS WHO ARE EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED ARE LIVING IN THE SUBWAYS AND ROAMING THE STREETS. THEY NEED MENTAL HELP. WITH SUPERVISION AND MEDICATION THEY ARE FUNCTIONAL. WE SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF OURSELVES THAT WE ALLOW OUR OFFICIALS THAT WE PAY ALL THIS TAX MONEY TO FORSAKE THEM INTO A HELLHOLE OF AN EXISTENCE.