Mental Healthcare Often Cut From Budgets.

In the Forbes (10/11) “The Apothecary” blog, contributor Nicole Fisher writes that the nation’s capital “has been consumed by a government shutdown, with lawmakers and policymakers trying to determine how to rein in our country’s financial burdens and overspending.” But, “as federal and state governments look to cut budgets at every turn, mental and behavioral health services are often” the first to be cut from budgets. These budget “cuts, compounded with US stigma often applied to mental health troubles and disparate access to services across the county, mean that those who need services most are often those left without proper care.”

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— “Mental Health Loses Funding As Government Continues Shutdown, “Nicole Fisher,, Forbes, October 10, 2013.

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