Our society came to the conclusion that keeping people locked up in mental hospitals was unfair. But the system that followed can hardly be called a system.
People with mental illness don't often go to the hospital, but they can end up on the streets or in jail.
Compass House in Medford offers an alternative... a "clubhouse" model in which people help themselves and each other back from mental illness.
We visit with clubhouse members in this month's edition of Compass Radio, a segment we share with the house.