By Monica E. Oss February 13, 2012 What a difference fifty years will make. In 1963, we had the passage of the Community Mental Health Center Act and the concept of serving all the mental health needs of the community in one place. Roll forward fifty years. We know more about mental illness; we know more about comorbid health conditions; we have better treatment tools; we have parity; we're close to having universal coverage; and we have a national imperative to try to control health care spending which is now 16.5% of the GDP. And we also know that the majority of health care…
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