If you or a loved one have had experience with residential treatment, please pay it forward to the next family by posting a review of the clinic at http://www.treatmentscout.com Your review may help someone else navigate their way to recovery during their darkest time.
I went to Washington DC a month ago and walked through areas with homeless camps. We have homeless in Helena, but the scope of it in DC was well beyond anything that I was used to.
I couldn't help but think about various articles (See e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4) I've read about how the poor quality of sleep of people who are homeless exacerbates their mental health issues which then makes it harder for them to stabilize and regain a home environment. The same problem faces refugees who cannot get the full benefit of sleeping in a safe, secure area and therefore are a higher risk of developing post traumatic stress injuries due lack of sleep.
This design was inspired by the short-term sleeping pods described in William Gibson's book Neuromancer. Thanks to Chemeng on Fiverr for drawing it up for me.
Thanks to Senator Jon Tester and the Senate Veterans Committee for inviting me to testify on Veterans Suicide Prevention.
The video of the testimony and the written testimony are available at this link.