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Turning Our Backs on Mental Illness Glad You Asked

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Our society gives the mentally ill short shrift, so much so that "we'll look back on it in 100 years' time as absolutely appalling," says Jane Costello.

Severe mental illness burdens families, taxes the criminal justice and shortens lives. And we'll continue to pay those heavy prices until we take the issue seriously, Costello says.

Costello is a professor in the psychiatry department at the Duke University School of Medicine and an associate director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy.

mental healthhealth carepublic policypublic health2016 electionDuke University

Our society gives the mentally ill short shrift, so much so that "we'll look back on it in 100 years' time as absolutely appalling," says Jane Costello.

Severe mental illness burdens families, taxes the criminal justice and shortens lives. And we'll continue to pay those heavy prices until we take the issue seriously, Costello says.

Costello is a professor in the psychiatry department at the Duke University School of Medicine and an associate director of the Duke Center for Child and Family Policy.

mental healthhealth carepublic policypublic health2016 electionDuke University

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