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Another Blow to the Poorest Amongst Us
updated: Jun 09, 2012, 8:09 PM
By Dhyana Zagri
Found out last week that the funding for the Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics for their mental health program has been cut. There will be no more behavioral health treatments offered at the clinics.
I have been receiving counseling and Med support for almost a year and they have been the BEST care I have ever gotten. Now the program is gone and I cannot afford to get care anywhere else. I don't understand why this has happened, it is so unfair. Don't they understand that people like myself rely on programs like this.
Many rich people live here and many poor people. Very little middle class. So the rich can afford their mental health care yet the poor are left to suffer because of budget cuts to needed programs? No wonder there are so many mentally health challenged people on the streets, but the rich don't want to see them. They turn a blind eye and pull money from much needed help.
Come on SB! This is just shamefull.
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