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The Most Urgent Challenge for America is Its Poorly Hidden Mental Health Crisis

Luchte, James
http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/08/american-wasteland-the-most-urgent-challenge-for-america-is-its-poorly-hidden-mental-health-crisis

Date Written:  08/06/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article

Hearing the phrase "mental health crisis," one may think of the epidemic of mass shootings plaguing the country since the Reagan era. Or, images may erupt of home grown terrorist attacks or the plunge toward right-wing extremism in contemporary politics. Yet, suicide outranks both homicides and car accidents as the number one killer of our fellow citizens.

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