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Mental illness diagnoses growing nationally, locally

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The number of people diagnosed with a mental illness is growing nationally and locally. Wilmington doctor Arthur Costantini says in the past few years there has been a 20 percent increase in mental illness locally. He says society plays a role, because there is more anxiety, stress, frustration and isolation. But Dr. Costantini says there are better ways to treat the growing number of people suffering from a mental disorder. It starts with developing more community resources to ease the over-crowded mental health institutions. Costantini said, "The need of the community to develop its resources and be able to serve mental ill people with in the community without carting them off and sending them to some kind of institution." Costantini says the state is working on alternative ways to treat mental health patients at over-crowded institutions. That way long-term patients receive the care they need without being released before they are healthy.

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mental illness

I have agoraphobia,panic attacks anxiety, major depression with psychosis and OCD...unless you have big bucks the mental health system doesnt care about you. it's not like we asked to have MI...America needs universal health care in a bad way...so many suffer, not just from mental illness but other illness a well....america is owned by big pharma

Will wrote.... so many

Will wrote.... so many suffer, not just from mental illness but other illness a well....america is owned by big pharma Will you left your sentence completely in mid thought. I guess that OCD thing kicked in huh?

Universal healthcare?

Pay for your own health care. It has nothing to do with me, and is in no way, shape, or form my responsibility. Should I buy you a car, too?