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We are essentially powerless to prevent all dysfunctions – but, the mental health and social support structures within communities have the responsibility to do as much as they possibly can to promote healthy family life for all. This support often involves early identification of dysfunctional families, counseling, disruption of negative patterns. The schools, churches, hospitals and any other institution both public and private have a responsibility to reach out and try to help those who are suffering – and often that suffering must be alleviated at the source, the dysfunctional family.

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