Dallas Morning News Calls For Destigmatization Of Mental Illness.

In an editorial, the Dallas Morning News (2/7) asks, “Why is Texas near the bottom of all states in per capita spending on mental health services?” The Morning News argues that “the state should be treating a wider array of mental illnesses with public funding, not just a pared-back list of schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorder. Unaddressed” mental disorders “wreak havoc in society and turn county jails into de facto psych wards.” The Morning News calls not just for improved funding for mental health services, but also for destigmatization of mental health disorders so people who need help do not have to be afraid to reach out for it.

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— “Editorial: Erasing the stigma of mental illness, The Dallas Morning News, February 6, 2013.

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