The importance of mental health to the whole society

By Letters to the Editor

To The Editor:
As a person who has suffered from mental illness for over 45 years, I feel that it would be very good for more people to realize that mental health is a matter of importance for society as a whole. According to a study done by the Health Care Foundation, the overall cost of untreated serious mental illness in Kansas is estimated to be $1.17 billion. It is associated with an estimated 128 suicides, 21,000 incarcerations, and 29,000 unemployed adults.

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