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Juche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-03-08 01:16 PM
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8. I've heard 1/3 of the homeless are mentally ill
http://www.psychlaws.org/generalResources/fact11.htm

http://www.psychlaws.org/GeneralResources/Fact3.htm

Having suffered from a mental illness, I'm not throwing stones. The mentally ill are drastically overrepresented on the streets and in the prisons. There are more mentally ill in jail than in mental hospitals. And (depending on which stats you use) far more on the streets than in hospitals.

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