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View Diary: A Reflection on Mental Illness from a Former High School Teacher (140 comments)

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  •  There are ~51M people, age 9 and older, (4+ / 0-)

    in the U.S. with diagnosable mental illness, according to numbers from SAMSHA and NAMI, 15M of them significantly impaired by their illness.

    A conservative estimate of the economic losses due to mental illness: $300 B /year. I wouldn't be surprised if it was more like twice that much.

    We've come a very long way in the past few decades, but our attitudes toward and treatment of mental illness are still too primitive.

    YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

    by raincrow on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 01:40:17 PM PST

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