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Nowhere To Turn: Budget Cuts Diminish Mental Health Services
Nowhere To Turn: Budget Cuts Diminish Mental Health Services

AIR DATE: December 13, 2012

Budget cuts and the Great Recession have depleted the services available to Southern Nevadans with mental health needs. Cuts have eliminated programs for the young and old alike, and made it harder to find beds for the most severly affected.
Cheryl Murphy, president, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Southern Nevada
Ronald Lawrence, executive director, Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada
Laurie Moore, former director, Senior Mental Health Outreach Program
Stephanie Vrsnik, community development director, Nevada PEP


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    My family and I moved here from OK. Daughter who is 31y.o. was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome at age 9 and Bi Polar disorder at age 14. Nevada had 0 services for her where OK had tons of services available.
    JimDec 10, 2012 21:11:17 PM
    Hats off to non-profits that use volunteer caseworkers to assist persons and families. Mental health care is something most people can't or just don't want to pay for and some hide their need out of the stigma of "mental illness". We can address much of the need with the use of trained volunteers. Such volunteers work well in other communities.
    GaryDec 10, 2012 09:50:16 AM
    We need accurate examination to make sure mental health patients are really mentally ill.
    JamesDec 7, 2012 20:14:29 PM
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