For boy, doomed Dix unit was a lifesaver – Raleigh News and Observer Health/Science –

Cody Trivette survived a rare cancer at age 12 only to become so anxious and depressed that he tried to kill himself.

Cody, now 17, is one of six children who remain in a treatment unit at Dorothea Dix Hospital that is set to be closed at the end of June because of budget cuts.

Robin and Eric Trivette, who live in the tiny mountain community of Sugar Grove, say the Dix program is the only place where their son has shown improvement. They fear what might happen when he is forced to go to another facility.

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