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Pennsylvania counties: “We need more money for mental health services”

  • Scott LaMar
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Airdate: Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Pennsylvania’s counties provide mental health services such as crisis intervention, treatment, day services and prevention. This comes at a time when mental health and mental illness are getting more attention. The COVID-19 pandemic increased anxiety and more mental health challenges over the past two plus years and today there is additional focus on mental health in the criminal justice system.

In many cases, counties will be involved in any kind of treatment or intervention.

However, while there may be more recognition of the role of mental health, Pennsylvania counties say the state is not providing enough money to maintain or increase these services.

Lisa Schaffer, the Executive Director of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania appears on Wednesday’s Smart Talk to explain.

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