Former State Legislator Paul Gionfriddo’s anguished account of his son’s schizophenia is a must read:
In 2008, at age 23, Tim moved to San Francisco and has lived mostly on the streets there ever since.
The last time I visited him, he was holed up for a while in a small room a caseworker had found him in a Mission District rooming house. His only furniture was a bare mattress on the floor; a rat and flies were his companions. Sadly, he seemed content.
This is the mental health delivery system that I helped build.