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Most mental health funding is not targeted to those who need help the most and we must overhaul our system of care, Doris A. Fuller tells Washington Journal host Steven Scully on C-SPAN.

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'How to Bring Sanity to Our Mental Health System'

eft -- color head and shoulders thumbnail 3.20.11Fifty years ago, America began a grand experiment known as "deinstititutionalization" by transferring to the federal government the fiscal responsibility for individuals with mental illnesses. "Rarely in the history of American government has a program conceived with such good intentions produced such bad results," says Dr. E. Fuller Torrey in a call for reform: "How to Bring Sanity to Our Mental Health System" published Dec. 19 by The Heritage Foundation.

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