Because of years of budget cuts, jails and prisons have become this country’s largest mental health treatment facilities. That trend is among the growing cost of untreated mental illness in Missouri and Kansas, a new report notes.
Because of years of budget cuts, jails and prisons have become this country’s largest mental health treatment facilities. That trend is among the growing cost of untreated mental illness in Missouri and Kansas, a new report notes. File photo The Kansas City Star
Because of years of budget cuts, jails and prisons have become this country’s largest mental health treatment facilities. That trend is among the growing cost of untreated mental illness in Missouri and Kansas, a new report notes. File photo The Kansas City Star

Untreated mental illness has a high cost for the Kansas City area

November 04, 2014 04:48 PM