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Alone and Mentally Ill in New York | FRONTLINE + ProPublica

Abraham Clemente is one of hundreds of severely mentally ill New York City residents who was stuck in a troubled adult home until a 2014 federal court order gave him the option to live independently. But the shift to independence has not been easy. “I’m going to fail. I don’t want to fail,” he says of living alone.

FRONTLINE and ProPublica investigate where New York fails its mentally ill in a documentary coming to PBS in 2019.

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