Report: Louisiana Has Decreased Government Spending On Mental Health

The New Orleans Times-Picayune (12/21, O’Donoghue) reported that according to a report issued by the Pew Charitable Trusts, “Louisiana has decreased government spending on mental health” over the past two fiscal year budget cycles, even though 29 states and the District of Columbia “increased mental health spending during the current fiscal year.” In addition, the advocacy organization Mental Health America “ranked Louisiana as one of the worst states for mental health services and access, according to a recent report.”

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— “Most states increase mental health budgets, but not Louisiana, Pew reports,” Julia O’Donoghue, New Orelans Times-Picayune, December 19, 2014.

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