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Old 10-06-2016, 06:07 PM
 
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So, just like the title suggests, I'm curious where in the US is the best place for people with mental illness, especially schizophrenia, to live? What areas have good quality healthcare readily available as well as programs to help people live independently etc?
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:59 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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According to this site:

"The ten best states for your mental health are Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, North Dakota, Delaware, Minnesota, Maryland, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Nebraska."

Disparity, Not Parity, Describes Mental Health Status and Access in America Today
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Old 10-07-2016, 04:45 AM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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It depends on what sort of insurance you have and your health care provider. Any place can be bad if you have an incompetent doctor or therapist.
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:01 AM
 
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According to this site:

"The ten best states for your mental health are Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, North Dakota, Delaware, Minnesota, Maryland, New Jersey, South Dakota, and Nebraska."

Disparity, Not Parity, Describes Mental Health Status and Access in America Today
I think they meant the best place for a person who is suffering from a medical condition - mental illness.

Not really the best places for a healthy person to have peace of mind.
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Old 10-07-2016, 09:48 AM
 
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I would imagine it's somewhere where the person has some family support combined with good state/local resources.
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Old 10-07-2016, 10:16 AM
 
Location: not normal, IL
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I would imagine it's somewhere where the person has some family support combined with good state/local resources.
^ That would be the best answer, but if you don't have that... I have been looking for the same thing, mostly you would think liberal places would be the best but please be careful as many of those are just 'prop towns'. They look good but when you get up close you notice they are all empty and only for display.
I have heard good things about Minnesota, upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire. Although I have only been to Minnesota, I think if you can deal with the cold all these would be worth looking into.
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Old 10-07-2016, 11:31 AM
 
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The twin cities have a very unique tax sharing program to even out social services across the lower and upper income areas. Only place like it in the US. IIRC this leads to better overall resources for all residents of need.
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