It appears that sanity has come at last to Psycho Donuts.
The place still has a crazy feel. The Bates Motel sign still welcomes visitors, and the doughnuts have names like “manic malt” and “coco kooks.”
But the “bipolar” and “severe head trauma” doughnuts are off the menu. The décor no longer includes straitjackets and a padded cell.
Something else is missing: protesters. For the first time since the Campbell doughnut shop opened in March, mental health advocates aren’t waving signs in the parking lot, complaining that Psycho Donuts’ brand of zany humor was an insult to the mentally ill.
All it took was one meeting, one face-to-face conversation, to bring peace to the corner of Campbell Avenue and Winchester Boulevard. The question is, why did that take so long?