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  • Sunday, March 26, 2006

    Cruel and insane: Budget cuts for mental health services

    While the numbers of people affected by mental health problems in our country appear to be increasing, health authorities seem to be cutting funding for essential services, this is an absolute disgrace, and is in no way "civilised". From today's Independent:

    Marjorie Wallace, head of the mental health charity Sane, last night described the plight of the estimated 10 million people suffering from mental illness as a "scandal bordering on cruel". "The real madness is that, while we are bringing in reforms, UK health trusts in debt are turning first to cutting mental health services. It's cruel and insane."

    It certainly is, and meanwhile, while they're cutting the mental health budgets, Blair & Co are determined for these very same people to "get a job", and, ironically, introducing a "social exclusion minister". It's all absolutely bloody appalling, and a disgrace that mental health patients in this country are being treated as some sort of "Untermenschen".

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