The Transylvania Times -

Mental Health


There is an undeniable need for mental health services these days. Anti-depressant prescriptions have increased 400 percent since 1988. In 2013, suicides were the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Yet, many of the mental services that people need are not readily available.

Locally, County Commissioner Page Lemel recently pointed out that there are no residential treatment centers in the county, it’s difficult to place people who need treatment, and there are a lack of services for young people. Due to the lack of funding, many people who need mental health services are sent to the...

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