Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Teenager’s Path and a Killing Put Spotlight on Mental Care

I suppose this article got to the first page of the New York Times today to give us a preview of what this era of more budget cuts and no new taxes will be like. There are, of course, many unfortunate consequences of lowered funding for mental health services. It takes stories like this to bring attention to the situation. What will it take to produce better services? During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries mental health services for the seriously mentally ill deteriorated for nearly a century.