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Mental Health Disorder

Mental Health Disorder

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In this week-long series, North Carolina Voices - Mental Health Disorder, health reporter Rose Hoban explores North Carolina's long difficulty with finding housing for people with mental health problems. For decades,North Carolina has relied on small facilities called 'adult care homes' and 'family care homes' to house thousands of people with psychiatric disabilities who don't need to be in a hospital. The state has been slow to create less restrictive community-based housing as an alternative to keeping people in the homes or in state psychiatric hospitals.

But, that could be illegal under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Now, the U S Department of Justice is investigating North Carolina over the practice. Check out the series at

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