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By Keith Szurdarski
Community News Service UM School of Journalism 

Legislative Preview 2018: Mental health advocates push to restore state funding cut in 2017


Last updated 1/9/2019 at 11:29am

Montana’s mental health and substance abuse programs are being pushed to the limit, warns Behavioral Health Alliance of Montana Executive Director Mary Windecker.

Admissions into the Montana State Hospital in Warm Springs has seen an increase of over 30 percent since the beginning of 2018, Windecker said. And that surge in need could not come at a worse time. Jan. 1 of this year is also when...

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