Remember that recent Grand Jury Report which basically said that the Behavioral Health Board has a huge, heaping share of the blame in creating a mental health care crisis in our County?
You know, how the failure of the Behavioral Health Board to understand or react to the many serious issues with mental health care have contributed greatly to things like homelessness, crime, and substance abuse in our area?
Well, guess what? Our Supremely Wise 4th District Supervisor, Virginia Bass, thought it would be a good idea to take time away from important matters at yesterday’s Board meeting to recognize a member of the BHB – for excellence and dedication to the community.
Is Virginia Bass completely tone deaf, we wonder? Or just clueless? It’s a toss-up, to be sure.
Of course, the Grand Jury Report on the BHB also lays blame at the feet of the Board of Supervisors for failing to require reports from the Behavioral Health Board (otherwise known as not doing their job – big surprise there). Clearly, judging from Bass’ resolution, the Supervisors haven’t taken the Grand Jury’s suggestions seriously. Which can only spell more trouble for Humboldt.
We’ve written about the failures of the BHB and the Board of Supervisor’s with regards to mental health services in our area at length before. Go ahead and read about it in this post from the past: