North Carolina Hospital Association Calls MH System “Broken”

In spite of the valiant continuing efforts to improve state mental care in North Carolina, surprisingly the North Carolina Hospital Association has recently weighed in a recent member and openly called the mental health system in North Carolina “broken.” In a January 9th article the small town newspaper, the Laurinburg Exchange, written by J.L. Pate ( entitled : “Mental Health Broken,” a very small newspaper, in a very small town southwest of Fayetteville NC less 100 miles from the Raleigh Durham corridor, reported on the state of mental health deficiencies at apparently a local meeting in Scotland County concerning the bursting needs and demands placed upon small community hospitals in the area.

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