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The -- town massacre will create a national debate on gun control what -- -- question.
But it's arguably more important to have a national discussion on mental health care I know that is a very unpopular.
And we still don't know the details the facts.
That live up to a twenty year old man turning into a mass murderer -- last Friday.
But we do know many of -- facts about.
Mental health care system that is failing in this country.
There are far too many people who are in desperate need of help.
Who in many cases with proper care could be productive in our society.
But first we need to look at the true.
And the dimension of the problem.
And it is -- Just how big is mental illness in America.
Why hope that you are sitting down because these numbers are simply astounded.
According to the national institute.
The national institute.
Of mental health.
Of this country -- -- percent.
All of us.
At one time or another at some sixty million people sixty.
Experience a mental health disorder in any given year.
But Arnold some sixteen million people do receive.
Sixteen million people.
Despite the often desperate need for care.
It's almost twice as difficult -- the fundamental health professionals provide care than to find a doctor or attendance.
And mental health care is extraordinarily.
45 years ago I think about this -- five years ago.
We were spending.
Just over 20 billion.
A mental health medication.
It is now.
More than ten times that amount.
In -- nearly 50% of those who go untreated now -- cost.
As a barrier to treatment.
And another barrier the attitudes in the societal stigma about mental health.
Of the country.
Of say they chose not to have treatment.
Because they believe they thought they hoped they prayed.
Their problem with it better on its -- But as we've learned to our regret psychological problems and mental illness.
Just get worse.
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