In a book titled: The Ohio Reader, I was reading a section today that noted the lack of social workers is contributing to over-crowding in the psychiatric units throughout the state. With less social workers in the field, to help people with life skills, to help people work through emotional issues, to help people manage taking, say, their medications, and so on, some of these people, inevitably, will devolve to the point that they need extended psychiatric stays. (I am a former social worker, did some liaison work at the Cleveland Psychiatric Hospital, and know this to, indeed, be true.) So, picking up the ball where Rosalyn Carter left off, our administration would push for more funding for the Mental Health field to put it on a par with the Physical Health field, so to speak. Our society, at present, is replete with people with mental disorders, addictions, etc. And common sense says we need to devote more time and resources toward this if we want a more (for lack of a better word) sane, balanced society.