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The economics of mental illness

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Mental health care may be one of the biggest unmet needs of our time. Nearly one in two people in the United States will suffer from depression, anxiety disorders or another mental health ailment at some point in their life, and about one in 17 Americans currently has a serious mental illness.

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Crowds thin, emotions still high on second day of hearings on gay marriage

Jerssay Arredondo of Phoenix speaks out at a rally at the Supreme Court, during the second of two days of historic hearings on the laws restricting same-sex marriages. (Cronkite News Service photo by Connor Radnovich)

WASHINGTON – Jerssay Arredondo said life as an illegal immigrant and a gay man can be a “double struggle” – which was all the more reason for him to be on hand as the Supreme Court heard arguments on same-sex marriage. “We must remember that immigrant rights are (gay) rights” and vice versa, the 21-year-old Phoenix resident said Wednesday on the steps of the Supreme Court.

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Poll: Immigration remains top priority for Arizonans (access required)

Arizonans are clearly worried about the economy and education, but their top priority is immigration, according to a poll released today by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy.

When asked what Arizona’s biggest problem is that lawmakers and the governor should address, 24 percent of respondents answered immigration.

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