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Despite Dark, Abuse-Ridden History Of Mental Asylums, Some Experts Argue They Should Be Brought Back

President Donald Trump recently renewed a conversation about mental institutions as he talked about ways to fix the psychological health system after the Florida shooting. While experts say asylums wouldn’t have served to prevent the massacre, some do see the societal need for them. “When people are going back and forth from prisons to hospitals, that’s a sign they might have benefited from longer-term treatment options,” said Dominic Sisti, a medical ethicist.

Millions Of Mental Health Dollars Go Unused In California

The funds come from Proposition 63, a 2004 initiative that levies a 1 percent income tax on people who earn $1 million or more in a year. A report found that the state isn’t doing enough to reclaim the money.