No one is immune from mental illness. Any person regardless of age, economic status, or race can develop a mental illness. Yet it is difficult for many of us to understand why mental health policy receives less support for government spending increases than does health care. We must recognize all the barriers that contribute to the stigmatization and discrimination of mental health.
Continuing to punish mentally ill people for misconduct when the crossed wires that spark their behavior are clear to see as a broken bone seems to have no practical benefits to society. Sick brains require treatment, Not punishment!
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