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“Beware return of ‘asylums'”

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This February 23, 2015 article found on the Philly.com website talks about concerns over the proposed idea of returning to asylums.

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“‘Super-utilizer’ Medicare, Medicaid patients weigh heavily on hospitals”

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This February 19, 2015 article on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website talks about a part of Medicare and Medicaid patients referred to as “Super-users” because they typically are admitted to the hospital 5 or more times per year with one of the most common reasons being mental health issues.

“Smoking Not ‘Lesser Evil’ in Mental Health Treatment Settings”

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This November 24, 2014 NBC article talks about the problems with the belief by many in the mental health and addiction communities where they think that smoking is better than doing drugs or somehow helps people cope.  the article offers some information about the number of hospitalizations and difficulty managing symptoms of mental illness among those who smoke.

” Study: Mental Health Hospitalizations Increasing in Children”

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This March 17, 2014 US News article talks about an increase in hospitalizations  for mental illness among children.

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