See it first, then complain

Obviously Don Ward has not visited the Dix facility’s health spa or any of the other similarly less-than-luxurious buildings on the Dorothea Dix campus (“Renovated Dix gym stinks,” Back Talk, Aug. 1).

The “onsite health club” to which he refers consists of a single room with five exercise machines, two fitness balls, a few dumbbells and a televisionwhich accommodates, in theory, over 1,000 employees.

It is disingenuous at best, and despicable at worst, to imply that the state is excessively diverting funds from mental health care to equip this modest facility.

Levonne Powell-Tillman