The State of Things
1:14 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

The Intersection of Mental Health And Developmental Disability

Duke University Hospital
Credit Duke Medecine

News and Observer reporter Mandy Locke tells the story of one families struggle with mental illness care

  

Parents of teenagers with mental illnesses struggle to find appropriate care. When those adolescents also have developmental disabilities, they often end up in a cycle of psychiatric treatment that keeps them in residential facilities far from their homes.

Host Frank Stasio talks with News and Observer reporter Mandy Locke about a story of one family facing these challenges and the state’s resources for treatment.

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