Perdue Releases Updated Mental Health Plan

Beverly Perdue says she'll make unannounced visits to state mental hospitals and community service offices if elected governor.

The Democratic nominee released an updated mental health platform Friday, expanding on comments the lieutenant governor has made during the campaign.

She also pledges to make "spot check" inspections within the
Department of Health and Human Services to know what's going on.

Perdue also wants better case management of patient care to
ensure a minimal level of mental health care statewide.

The creation of "mental health courts" also would have judges
with special training help defendants find proper treatment. Perdue
also wants to expand incentives for professionals to work in rural
North Carolina and to improve training in community colleges and universities.

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  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Sep 27, 2008 at 07:40 PM
    To Tom: I'm no Perdue supporter, but I think shutting down Cherry Hospital isn't a bad idea considering their recent track record.
  • by Tom Location: Goldsboro on Sep 27, 2008 at 01:40 PM
    Bev Perdue is going to shut down Cherry Hospital and move those positions (patients and staff) to Dix. The East stands only to lose more jobs if Purdumb gets into office.
  • by Ted Location: Greenville on Sep 27, 2008 at 06:25 AM
    She should have brought this up in the debate the other night, oh wait she didn't attend the debate.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 26, 2008 at 09:38 PM
    If this is so important why would she have to wait to be governor to visit these sites. Patients get the minimal level of mental health care now, so that is no change. As far as the judges go, why bother, patients are denied hearingby the doctors, so that would be a waste of money.
  • by Mr. Bob on Sep 26, 2008 at 05:18 PM
    Perdue is toast.LOL

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