Opinion Piece Criticizes Proposed Mental Health Cuts
In an opinion piece, Wayne Clark -- Monterey County's director of behavioral services and president of the California Mental Health Directors Association -- argues that "Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's [R] most recent budget proposal would reverse the dramatic gains we have made" in mental health care. He concludes, "Like the notion of returning people in need of care away from community services and onto the streets, the governor's proposals must be soundly rejected."
- "Opinion: California Must Not Turn Its Back on the Mentally Ill" (Clark, San Jose Mercury News, 2/4).