Resolution on treatment for Georgia’s mentally ill

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Georgia officials committed Tuesday to spend millions of dollars to help mentally ill and developmentally disabled people move out of state mental hospitals and receive services in their communities — but where that money will come from remains to be seen.

In reaching the landmark settlement with the U.S. Justice Department, the state will need to come up with $15 million in the amended annual budget and an additional $62 million in the 2012 budget for mental health services, said Tom Wilson, spokesman for the state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. Other state officials acknowledged that finding the additional money will present significant challenges.

Significant challenges, indeed!

22 comments

  1. joe says:

    “Georgia officials committed Tuesday to spend millions of dollars to help mentally ill and developmentally disabled people move out of state mental hospitals and receive services in their communities …”

    Should read “Georgia officials committed Tuesday to spend millions of dollars to help mentally ill and developmentally disabled people move out of state.”

    • B Balz says:

      joe Don’t get on my list, it is a totally sucky place to be.

      The way this Country treats the mentally ill is both shameful and wholly uncivilized. Reagan started this nightmare, by getting the Federal government out of the mental health business.

      We are kidding ourselves if we think America leads the World in this area.

      Be the man your dog thinks you are.

  2. Harry says:

    So the Justice Department (Holder) wants more mentally ill people out on the streets? Well, it means more potential Democratic voters they can organize.

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