Thursday, October 30, 2008

Hey Perdue: did you think that Steven Sabock who sat dying in his chair at Cherry Hosp needed MORE CASE MANAGEMENT?

October 29, 2008

Dear, Letter to the Editor re: this article: Perdue campaigns in Person - 10/29/08

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Its not very comforting to know that Bev Perdue, running for NC Governor, is indicating that 'I'm going to be very tough' when she does not realize that the matter which she has been advocating as necessary to bolster, specifically, case-management, is nothing more than (more) organizing of the paperwork. Bev Perdue has repeatedly suggested that what NC Mental Health Reform could stand a good does of would be 'more case management.'

Overwhelming paperwork is PRECISELY the problem w/ NC mental health reform. The system is awash in paperwork.

No, Ms. Perdue: what NC Mental Health Reform needs a good case of is the removal of barriers which keep professional mental health providers from working efficiently with people w/ mental health challenges. Case management does not involve the direct care of the client.

Marsha V. Hammond, PhD


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