I believe there are some posters here that make me laugh with their “liberals” and blah, blah, blah.
Incredible, but Reagan, yes, Reagan, suffered of a mental illness during his tenure. Alzheimer.
One month prior to the election, President Carter had signed the Mental Health Systems Act, which had proposed to continue the federal community mental health centers program, although with some additional state involvement.
With President Reagan and the Republicans taking over, the Mental Health Systems Act was discarded before the ink had dried and the CMHC funds were simply block granted to the states. The CMHC program had not only died but been buried as well. An autopsy could have listed the cause of death as naiveté complicated by grandiosity.