People die without getting adequate psychiatric help, and it turns out even killing someone else isnâ€™t enough to qualify for care. The system is failing
What, precisely, is a crisis? Generally, things have to get pretty bad to be defined as one. â€œHousingâ€�, â€œNorth Koreanâ€�, and â€�global financialâ€� have all seemed to earn that suffix. The problem with defining â€œcrisisâ€� is partly one of banality through overuse â€“ if you believe even half of what you read, we are perpetually beset by it, in one form or another. So hearing the c-word in a context anything less than epic tends to be accompanied with a faint echo of hyperbole, and twinges of cynicism.
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