North Carolina Voices: Mental Health Disorder
During the week of April 25, 2011, WUNC examines a persistent problem for mentally ill people in North Carolina – housing. Mental health reformers have repeated their intention to move people out of large institutions toward treatment options closer to home. But even as people have left hospitals, local resources have not kept pace. That means in North Carolina, many people with mental health disabilities live in adult care homes designed for frail elderly people. Now the U S Justice Department is investigating this situation.
In the first installment of the series, North Carolina Voices, Mental Health Disorder, Rose Hoban reports that it could mean big changes for North Carolina.
Listen to the interview and read the transcript on the WUNC website.