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Report calls for more inpatient treatment for the mentally ill
Los Angeles Times

The number of state hospital psychiatric beds dropped by 14% nationwide from 2005 to 2010, pushing the severely mentally ill into emergency rooms, jails and prisons, according to a report advocating for more inpatient treatment. The report, released Thursday by the Treatment Advocacy Center, lauded the decades-old goal of treating patients in community facilities whenever possible, rather than institutionalizing them.