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Elizabeth Warren 90.3 WBHM | Birmingham -- Each year 1.5 million American families file for bankruptcy. They're your neighbors, your friends -- perhaps yourself. And a new study suggests that medical problems are a major contributing factor. In the latest installment of our year-long series on mental health, WBHM's Tanya Ott talks with Elizabeth Warren. She's the Harvard University researcher whose study finds that personal bankruptcy filings have increased 360% since 1980.

For more information on the Harvard study, visit the Cambridge Health Alliance website.

-- Tanya Ott, February 7, 2005

Editor's note: This is the latest story in a year-long commitment to covering mental health issues in Alabama. You can learn more about our "Making Sense of Mental Health" project and find local mental health resources -- as our commitment continues throughout the year -- inside this website.

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