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Do you think should spent money on mental illness?


Do you think if we spent as much money on mental illness as we do housing the mentally ill in Prisons we actually could save money? Did you you know that 57% of Offenders with mental illness return to prison within 5 years?

 

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    Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) 3 years ago

    Unfortunatly they leave in the same condition they went in, have you watched the news lately? When i time is served they are release. They have programs that come much cheaper than Prison. Visiting case managers who do watch take meds by court order


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    Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) 3 years ago

    THank you so much for your first hand information and your observation of those returning to prison due to addiction. You are so corect. I am your #1 advocate in spending money on mental illness. I have two adult children with schizophrenia.

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    Penny Godfirnon (Penny G) 3 years ago

    It is not something they choose to cause in themselves. It is better for them,their families and surrounding communities to get them the best help possible, so they can live normal lives. People need to be supportive.Public awareness is needed also.