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more $$ for mental health

Posted by wlpo on January 27, 2013

As lawmakers debate ways to prevent another mass shooting, Illinois mental health advocates say more attention – and money – must be directed to a system they describe as overwhelmed. Between 2009 and 2012, Illinois slashed funding for community mental health programs by more than 30 percent. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, that’s more than all but three other states.

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