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.
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.Jim –Dec 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. Gary –Dec 10, 2012 09:50:16 AM
We need accurate examination to make sure mental health patients are really mentally ill.James –Dec 7, 2012 20:14:29 PM