Mental illness gets little attention

To the editor,

A person with a mental illness can live a lifetime in misery and suffering as well as his caregiver and family.

We give more comfort to criminals than persons with a mental illness.

The news media give more attention to mistreated animals than the treatment of persons with a mental illness, except when the vultures are hovering over the vast acreage of Dix Hospital [“For Dix campus, put patients’ needs first”, 03.01.07].

— Richard C Foy, Raleigh, N.C.

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