“The broken covenant | Behind the fragmented state of mental health care lies a political system failure that spans decades — and continues.” – The Boston Globe SPOTLIGHT TEAM

Today’s Boston Globe‘s SPOTLIGHT TEAM‘s got several articles that focus on mental health – specifically, the articles are about Massachusetts, but the stories can be applicable nationwide.

“Few have paid a higher price for the nation’s mental health crisis than the loved ones of severely mentally ill people. At least 17 parents with signs of mental illness allegedly killed their children from 2005 through 2015, while a similar number of children allegedly killed their parents. But the toll of violence reaches far beyond family. From 2005 through 2015, 10 percent of all homicides in Massachusetts in which a suspect is known were allegedly committed by people with a history of mental illness or clear symptoms. Many of those deaths might have been prevented had the killers received the mental health care they needed.”


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