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Grading the States 2009: Newsroom
Grading the States 2009 is a national report on the public mental health care system including state-by-state narratives and grades from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). This is NAMI's second report, which lists states that have improved their grades, fallen, or remained stagnant. The report comes at a time when state budget cuts threaten mental heath services nationwide and health care reform is on the national agenda.
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Video: Florida Governor Comments on NAMI Report
Courtesy: The Miami Herald
Florida Governor Charlie Crist was asked about the state receiving a "D" grade from NAMI in the 2009 Grading the States report.
Thanks to a reporter, who just so happened to have a copy of the report handy, he's now going to take a look at it.
"I prefer to use the terms 'manage' and 'coping' rather than recovery. (It's like) my struggle with heart disease. Given the limits of modern medicine, I'll never recover from my damaged heart, but I've learned to manage the symptoms."
"Recovery is not a cure, but a method, to live the best quality of life possible that my family member can have with his abilities."
"Recovery is the overall ability to not only cope in society but to be happy along the way."
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