Tag: Mental Health Care
MONTGOMERY — Lawmakers this week began taking action on a package of bills and resolutions related to mental health in Alabama.
“The mental health problem in Alabama is an epidemic, not just a problem,” said Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman. “The Legislature before most of us got here had to cut the funding … because we were in the Great Recession in 2010.
“We’re feeling the repercussions of that now in today’s society from more and more people that are needing in-patient and out-patient (mental health care), there’s not enough on both sides,” he said.
Those cuts included the closures of three mental health hospitals in 2012 and 2015. Read more.