I see and hear about this all the time. I hear similar things about San Francisco, Seattle, Portland...west coast of the U.S. seems fucked.
This is video shot in New York by The Daily Show 10 years ago. I just found it 2 days ago. It has, I would say, more footage of people in crisis the one in the OP. At least in terms of people displaying the consequences of substance addiction and/or homelessness. Quality is terrible, so if you watch it, watch on the player on the site so it's smaller.
- "If you have the heart of a true winner, you can always get more pissed off than some other asshole."