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New Orleans Suffers Crisis in Mental Health Care

29 Aug 2007

By Alix Spiegel

Since Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans, mental health resources have been in short supply. Before the storm, there were 240 hospital psychiatric beds in Orleans Parish, but now there are only 30, and with so few hospital beds for the mentally ill, people in the city have been forced to take extreme measures.

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Copyright 2007. Used with permission from NPR.

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