WGNS has aired multiple stories in recent weeks about homeless persons living in our community and one question that has come to light revolves around mental illness. After an out of state homeless person living in Rutherford County told us earlier this year that he was not eligible for help in our state, we headed to the Tennessee Department of Mental Health. Director of Communications Michael Rabkin told us...
Rabkin told us that police officers are often the first to recognize what could be a sign of mental illness among the homeless. Rabkin told us that police sometimes help homeless get into a hospital.
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Our homeless interview series continues to dive into the problems that these residents are facing.