May 13, 2014
An amazingly detailed and tragically beautiful article from USA today about the state of mental health in the United States. chaussures newbalance pas cher It’s a bit of a read, but well worth it to take the time to learn more about the sad state of US mental health care and its cost.
More than half a million Americans with serious mental illness are falling through the cracks of a system in tatters, a USA TODAY special report shows. The mentally ill who have nowhere to go and find little sympathy from those around them often land hard in emergency rooms, county jails and city streets. acheter newbalance The lucky ones find homes with family. The unlucky ones show up in the morgue. newbalance 2018 “We have replaced the hospital bed with the jail cell, the homeless shelter and the coffin,” says Rep. newbalance pas cher Tim Murphy, R-Pa., a child psychologist leading an effort to remodel the mental health system. “How is that compassionate?” States looking to save money have pared away both the community mental health services designed to keep people healthy, as well as the hospital care needed to help them heal after a crisis. newbalance pas cher tates have been reducing hospital beds for decades, because of insurance pressures as well as a desire to provide more care outside institutions. Tight budgets during the recession forced some of the most devastating cuts in recent memory, says Robert Glover, executive director of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors. States cut $5 billion in mental health services from 2009 to 2012. soldes newbalance In the same period, the country eliminated at least 4,500 public psychiatric hospital beds — nearly 10% of the total supply, he says. new balance 2018 The result is that, all too often, people with mental illness get no care at all. Nearly 40% of adults with “severe” mental illness — such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder — received no treatment in the previous year, according to the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.