Research continues to show persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses are dying at least 25 years earlier than persons without severe and persistent mental illnesses. These deaths are primarily due to natural causes. Eighty-five percent of these premature deaths were due to largely preventable conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease.
Community Support Services wants to make a difference. In 2008, the Margaret Clark Morgan Integrated Care Clinic opened its doors. The opening of this clinic provided convenience, coordinated care, and collaborative services for clients of Community Support Services.