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Mental Illness Costs

By: CBS News Email
By: CBS News Email

In a St. Joseph Health Scene report, youth mental illness is costing the nation a fortune every year. A new survey shows mental illness, substance abuse and behavioral problems among young people costs the U.S. 247-billion dollars in treatment and lost productivity alone. The panel is urging the White House to set prevention goals and coordinate government action to attack the problem.


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