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Statistics show alarming number of mentally ill New Yorkers left untreated

Posted at 1:52 AM, Jun 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-24 05:37:38-04

According to the Health Department, one out of every 20 adults has a serious mental illness.

That's almost a quarter of a million people.

And half of them are not seeking treatment. Many of them may not know that they are ill--even those with violent tendencies.

PIX11's Jay Dow has more on this story.