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Early diagnosis of mental illness is as important as early diagnosis of cancer

This article [in the last issue – Friendship Shelter holds panel discussion, by Lynette Brasfield] and discussion should be on the front page of every major newspaper in the country. The major media does not cover this – and wonders why there continues to be violence and homelessness is rampant.

The answer is plain and simple – mental health issues have been treated like something outside of “health”. As said – we do not wait for cancer to be stage 4 before treating it. Why hasn’t government treated this issue?

Julie Ross

Laguna Beach

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