'Every one … is heartbreaking' – CharlotteObserver.com

In North Carolina, people like Chase, with diagnoses of both developmental disability and mental illness, often struggle to get the help they need.

“There are just not enough spaces, and that’s the tragedy,” says Dr. Michael Lancaster, chief of clinical policy for the state Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. “Every one of these stories is heartbreaking.”

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