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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Lawmakers to discuss impact of cut on mental health clinics

HARTFORD - The Fiscal Year 15 state budget includes a multi-million dollar reduction to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, forcing the department to drastically reduce much of its grant funding for community-based outpatient mental health clinics. 

A Legislative Breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday regarding a $25.5M cut to DMHAS and its effect on community-based, outpatient mental health and addiction services.

The event will be held in the Old Judiciary Room, third floor, Capitol building.
According to a press release from BHcare, a behavioral health organization: "If the state budget remains the same, thousands of Connecticut residents will no longer have access to mental health medication and treatment in their communities."

This post is taken from a press release from BHcare.

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