Step 1: Cut funding for mental health services, or continue to underfund them.
Step 2: Spend more – much more – on
- legal aid
- victims of crime
Oh, and turn police into suicide prevention counsellors and executioners. Because that’s what they signed up for.
PS: And of course that’s not even counting the cost to those with mental health issues and their families when they are left without necessary care and treatment. Or to members of the community when those with anti-social forms of mental illness are untreated and put in situations where crime or violence are more likely to arise.