Dual diagnosis just the latest mental health challenge
I-News Network health reporter Kristin Jones reports on the complex challenges faced by people with a “dual diagnosis,” both a developmental disability and a mental illness. It’s just another complication that’s wearing down an already over-burdened mental health infrastructure.
Jones writes: A tranquil moment of drawing at the kitchen table cedes to Alex’s high-pitched squeal, his wrists colliding. Once he starts hitting himself, there’s nothing to do but freeze and wait for it to pass.
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