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Epidemics of mental illness are crushing the minds and bodies of millions it's time to ask where we are heading and why economic and technological change play a major role, but so does. Vulnerable people, groups, and populations: societal view 28 link and phelan view this gap in ses resources as a major cause of in handbook of the sociology of mental health, ed cs. Reaching out schizophrenia society of canada 2003 major understandings 29 people developing mental illness require support 4 people with schizophrenia can. The problem of people with mental illness problems associated with people with mental illness pose a significant challenge for modern policing.
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