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XDS, Inc. in Pittsboro is a nonprofit mental health and developmental disabilities service provider for over 130 customers. XDS provides long-term care for patients with dual-diagnoses that often fall through the cracks in the medical system. Despite the myriad of services that XDS provides, the state's shift to Critical Access Behavioral Health Agencies, this organization was in fear of being shut down. Now approved as a CABHA, XDS merged with the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health to provide a continuum of care.
North Carolina was once a leader in mental health, but after years of reforms the state no longer is. Because of this, the historic Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh has stopped accepting patients. Established in 1848, the hospital served up to as many as 3,000 patients at a time with two or three times as many workers. Mental health funding in the state has received major cuts over the years and it is cheaper to send patients to other facilities.