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Disability rights group protests planned mental hospital

Posted September 30, 2010

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— On the day before Gov. Bev Perdue and local leaders planned a celebration to break ground on a new state hospital in Goldsboro, a disability advocates' group challenged the need for the facility.

Disability Rights NC argues that the state needs more community-based mental health services rather than another brick-and-mortar hospital.

“It is time for North Carolina to act progressively and maximize its resources to benefit the state and all its citizens. Putting our resources into community services rather than institutions will be more cost-effective and humane," said Vicki Smith, executive director of the group, in a statement.

“If people with mental illness receive the community services they need, it may entirely eliminate the need for hospitalization for many individuals,” she said.
 

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  • ratherbnnc Oct 1, 2010

    And I wish you would have utilized my tax dollars by learning the difference between "your" and "you're". They are not interchangeable.
    carolinarox

    Who Cares!

  • ohmygosh Oct 1, 2010

    major806
    You mean the guy who was later convicted of misusing funds?

  • Sherlock Oct 1, 2010

    my fault, typo.

  • carolinarox Oct 1, 2010

    And I wish you would have utilized my tax dollars by learning the difference between "your" and "you're". They are not interchangeable.

  • Sherlock Sep 30, 2010

    And what is the group doing beside just protesting? Are they working towards doing something on their own like just starting a program. Look at what was done in Surf City by one individual. The money your spending on the protest could help start something good.