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If we’re talking about mental health more than ever, why are so many patients still dying?

We may be talking more—but we still shy away from facing the uncomfortable, systemic issues. Until that changes, care won’t improve

By Mark Brown  

Talking about mental health isn’t enough—we have to change the type of conversation. Photo: PA/Prospect

For most of its medicalised history, mental illness has been and out of sight and out of mind problem, its scandals far from public concern. Current events suggest that not much has changed.  On Monday, the Guardian revealed that coroners reports published between 2012 and the beginning of 2018 show that at least 271 mental health patients have died…

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