• Mental health care is virtualy non-existent in the state today. I speak from experience as my wife has suffered from bi-polar or manic depressive disease for over thirty years. Thirty years ago custodial care was much better than it is today. Due to our "wonderful" insurance companies there is NO long term help for folks who suffer from mental disease due to their unwillingness to pay for a hospitalization long enough to properly evalulate and find the drugs that will do the most good in treating whatever the condition may be. Instead doctors "experiment" with various drugs trying to guess at and find something that will offer some relief from the ,in my wifes case, the stratopheric highs or devastating lows that she constantly suffers through .

    November 17, 2010 at 12:15 p.m.