From an editorial in the Seattle Times:

Montana, for example, faces predictions of rapidly rising prison populations; Gov. Brian Schweitzer notes that 93 percent of the state’s prisoners are incarcerated in part because of alcohol and drug addiction and 50 percent because of a mental illness.

Every once in a while, I am asked by somebody what I would do to eliminate poverty in America. The first thing that pops into my head is the topic of mental health.