Improve care for chronic mental illness

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 Help the mentally ill better control their symptoms and live more positively and productively.  (One may choose, for budgetary or equity purposes, to focus this intervention on the disadvantaged only.) 

Consequences: Reduces urgent psychological visits to the ER, and unhealthy behaviors; and improves routine physical care-seeking and self-care.  These benefits are attained at the cost of increased use of medications and additional visits to mental health care professionals.