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Budget bites: The mental health reform edition

Here's a good (but long) letter recapping what went horribly wrong with North Carolina's mental health reform and imploring lawmakers not to cut community support. An excerpt: "I have to say that I have never come across an individual with schizophrenia recently released from John Umstead who feels like an empowered "consumer" with choices of where to get services.  Legislators looking down from 30,000 feet could not realize that someone with florid psychotic symptoms does not ponder his service options as if he were picking Target v. K-Mart." 

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