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A new treatment model for the mentally ill

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BAXTER — Gone is the old asylum model where the mentally ill were treated on large state hospital campuses. It was a treatment model that no one seems to miss, at least not in a cross-section of about a half dozen employees who took time out to reflect on the past five years of Baxter’s Community Health Behavioral Hospital.


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Mike O'Rourke
Mike O'Rourke began his career at the Brainerd Dispatch in 1978 as a general assignment reporter. He was named city editor in 1981 and associate editor in 1999. He covers politics and writes features and editorials.
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