Monday, April 18, 2011

Housing and the mentally ill

This week, WUNC (91.5) examines a persistent problem for mentally ill people in North Carolina – housing. Mental health reformers have repeated their intention to move people out of large institutions toward treatment options closer to home. But even as people have left hospitals, local resources have not kept pace. That means in North Carolina, many people with mental health disabilities live in adult care homes designed for frail elderly people. Now the U S Justice Department is investigating this situation. In the first installment of our series, North Carolina Voices, Mental Health Disorder, Rose Hoban reports that it could mean big changes for North Carolina.

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