Report: Calif., Other States Cutting Mental Health Care
States have cut a total of $1.8 billion in mental health spending since 2009 in an effort to address budget shortfalls, according to a report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Over the last two years, California had cut more than $587 million in state spending on mental health services, the largest cut among U.S. states.
- "States Slash $1.8 Billion in Mental Health Funds Since 2009" (Terbush, USA Today, 3/9).
- "Two-Thirds of States Cut Mental Health Care Funds: Advocacy Group" (Marsh, Reuters, 3/9).
- "California Makes Largest Mental Health Cuts" (Robertson, Sacramento Business Journal, 3/9).