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Less funds for mental health, more for prisons

State funding cuts affect county’s aims

February 20, 2013

Sometimes, a little bit can go a long way. Since the 1998-99 fiscal year, Pennsylvania’s funding for mental health has decreased from 3.22 percent of the total state budget to approximately 2....

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RStanton

Feb-20-13 7:06 AM

Unfortunately, it's a case of "out of sight, out of mind" for individuals with mental health issues. Most people don't care whether these individuals receive the help they need or are stuffed away in a prison or jail. Either way you, as a taxpayer, will pay for it. Why not let people who need treatment get it, and you'll start to see a decrease in violence that is too often attributed to singular factors that fall under the heading "gun control".

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dubedit

Feb-20-13 9:25 AM

We should re-staff Warren State Hospital to hold 500 patients (at a start) instead of 200. We should do away with 72-hour mental health commitments in general hospitals and send them instead to WSH for 30-day commitments and TREATMENT. This is called "gun control." Lock up the crazies.

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MTOMTO

Feb-20-13 4:50 PM

Who is this "We" that you reference?

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