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Wash U Researchers Link Mental Health, Community Well-Being

Preventing acute mental health conditions in St. Louis could save hundreds of millions of dollars each year in hospital charges and have long-term benefits to the region’s education and the economy, according to a new study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis. Improving mental health care would have a particular benefit for African Americans, who have much higher rates of emergency room visits and hospital stays for mental health issues compared to White St. Louisans.