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Breakdown: Mental Health Services in Nevada
Breakdown: Mental Health Services in Nevada

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AIR DATE: January 3, 2014

Nevada's mental health system has suffered years of budget cuts and neglect. And in the last year, there's been a lot of bad press about a widespread practice of discharging patients with one-way bus tickets to other cities out of state. A series of stories in the Sacramento Bee has led to lawsuits and the revocation of accreditation by the Joint Commission. So how can the state repair a broken system? And how much investment will it take to make the system work better for the community?

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Dr. Tracey Green, Chief Medical Officer, Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health

Joel Dvoskin, Clinical Psychologist and Member, Governor's Behavioral Health and Wellness Council

Kelly Marschall, Consultant, Social Entrepreneurs, Inc.

Justin Jones, Democrat, Nevada Senate

Coni Kalinowski, Psychiatrist, Mojave Mental Health Services

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