Every day we talk to people with mental health issues who can’t get the treatment they need because of cuts in the North Carolina system. The slashing of state’s budget ($155 million in cuts for 2010) and the downsizing or closing of mental health facilities have left some people in a crisis situation, especially those who live in rural areas. It’s frustrating to us and to our clients and their families. People with mental health disabilities deserve care and treatment and our tax dollars should fund adequate if not excellent programs to meet these needs.

This article was written by Chip Permar