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  • There's a horrendous problem in Jackson County: no mental hospital or clinic! I cannot believe for a moment that there is not one person with a mental health problem in Jackson County. Often times, as with this article in the Tribune about a man who has not been helped, and therefore this man's behavioral problems have escalated, jail time is the result.
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  • There's a horrendous problem in Jackson County: no mental hospital or clinic! I cannot believe for a moment that there is not one person with a mental health problem in Jackson County. Often times, as with this article in the Tribune about a man who has not been helped, and therefore this man's behavioral problems have escalated, jail time is the result.
    Many people who are not treated with medication for "normal" mental health escalate into criminal behavior, though they are not criminals. It is most important that the state provide money to build a mental health facility. There is a stigma still attached to mental health. Do you realize the amount of people in the USA who have depression, that they outnumber heart, diabetes and AIDS patients combined?
    Don't fear mental health; try to understand it. I've worked in the field of psychology for 12 years and have also been on the other side of the coin. It's not an easy road for the mentally ill. Too often mentally ill patients stop taking their medications, which leads to greater problems. Then again, when mentally ill patients take their medications, they function fabulously. In fact, often times they are high achievers and creative workers. — Jeff Kassman, Ashland
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