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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-03-08 01:37 PM
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17. The risk factors for people...
Who have a MH diagnosis, a support and advocacy system, stability in housing and employment and an on-going course of care are very low. These things work to eliminate the stressors that can lead to decompensatory events. The real threats to the community are those who have MH issues, are resistant to diagnosis, primary care and follow-up programs.

Don't worry about stable MH consumers. It's the one's without the diagnosis and treatment that cause problems, too often.

I would suspect that horrifying woman is:

1. Worrying about housing values.

2. Listening to the whisper campaign that always takes place when MH residences and group homes try to come into the community. All too often, one of the first things that is whispered is "They are gonna put murderers and child molesters in that facility!". A local service organization has had to deal with that around here. In one case, that rumor was started by a cop, a local Sergeant and totally reprehensible individual.
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