The U.S. spends more on mental health treatment than anyother medical condition. In 2013, that amount reached just over$200 billion, according to a study released last year in HealthAffairs. That’s well ahead of both heart conditions ($147 billion)and injuries ($143 billion).

The enormous sum of money being spent on mental illnesstreatment is probably the good news. The much greater cost tosociety comes from untreated mental illnesses, which can be foundin every community across the country.

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