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It isn't civil rights that are limiting treatment for people with severe mental illness. It's money. We have a chronically underfunded community mental health system, a state hospital under investigation by the US Department of Justice and a $2.5 million shortfall coming up in the next state budgeting cycle. We need to use the money we have more wisely by investing in housing and wrap-around services for adults and children in the community. Forced treatment in a huge facility is a costly failure, not a solution.
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