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Kindigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 08:46 AM
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Washington Journal- Grading your State on mental health services
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 08:48 AM by dragndust
http://www.nami.org/gtstemplate.cfm?section=grading_the...

This is pathetic!

Edited to add this interesting bit from Iowa concerning candidates.

......Surprisingly, the state mental health authority, called the Division of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities (DMHDD), does not appear to be actively engaged in strategies to expand access to services for people with serious mental illnesses who live in rural areas of the state. Among its many attributes, as presidential candidates discover early in party primary campaigns every four years, Iowa is rural - 89 of its 99 counties are classified as such. Any presidential candidate can not be a serious contender without addressing the distinctive needs that flow from this fact. In some respects,Iowa might be the perfect stage for a well-focused comprehensive debate over mental healthcare policy, as the 2006 and 2008 elections approach.
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