Advocates protest proposed cuts to Minn. mental-health services

05/3/2011 | Minnesota Public Radio

Mental-health advocates in Minnesota are staging protests at the Capitol in St. Paul against $40 million in proposed budget cuts that would affect services for those with mental illnesses, including school-based care, mobile crisis teams and services for children in juvenile detention. "Our mental health system is barely afloat now, and these kinds of cuts, it will sink it," said Sue Abderholden, executive director of the state's chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.

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