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The Twilight of Dorothea Dix

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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.
Independent Weekly (NoCar Oversize AP 2 .I57 [volumes 13 - 23 on microfilm]), Vol. 27 Issue 49, December 2010, p5, 8