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Campaign Mounts to Protect Pennsylvania's Mental Health Services
Date:6/3/2009

"Cutting funding for behavioral health services does not mean that the persons in need will just go away. When they are denied services that support their recovery, they are likely to end up in other systems that are more costly and less effective, such as homeless shelters, and emergency rooms, and systems that are inappropriate, such as corrections," said Judy Banks, deputy director of DRN.

"I was able to begin the road to recovery because of the state's commitment to community services which positively impact recovery," said Carl Mosier, a mental health consumer from Scranton. "Now, thousands of people like me will be turned away from the same and the state will spend more money taking care of us instead of us taking care of ourselves."

Actions continue with a cross-disability rally and press conference sponsored by DRN and Disabled in Action on June 11th at noon in the Cafeteria Rotunda of the PA State Capitol (the Commonwealth Avenue entrance).


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