Monday, August 25, 2008

To Which I Can Only Say "No Shit?"

Study: Mental Illness More Common In Appalachia.

Of particular interest, I find, from page 18 of this mammoth report:

Barriers to the use of treatment services include social stigma for those who seek care, lack of
transportation, non-recognition of the root causes of substance use behaviors, multi-generational
patterns of substance abuse behaviors, and erosion of the power of family and community networks to assist in personal coping skills.

OK then. They needed a bunch of social scientists and a paid study to tell them this? Have they been paying attention for, oh, the last sixty years or so? Jesus Christmas.

You can go straight to the horse's mouth here.

I've got stories coming up probably later tonight. Sit tight.

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