The recommendation of the Berger Commission is soon to become a reality. While it sounds as if Kingsboro needs improvement with safety, efficiency, and treatment quality, I worry about the impact that this closure will have on the most vulnerable of Brooklyn's mentally ill. Kingsboro takes in the long-term cases that acute care hospitals are not equipped to address. I fear that this will further clog area CPEPs/ERs and pressure Kings County, Brookdale, Interfaith, etc. to discharge patients too soon in order to free up space for new arrivals. Plus, South Beach is very far for family members - many of them indigent - to visit patients. No, I am not employed by Kingsboro and am not a member of the civil service employees union, but I do work with the mentally ill and am concerned that this could be yet another blow to a population that has already suffered enough.