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ERs are no place to treat mentally ill
Sacramento Bee

Thank goodness a federal judge blocked, at least for now, more budget cuts that threaten to send more of Sacramento County’s mentally ill to emergency rooms.

Local ERs are already overloaded after the county, in money-saving moves last year, closed its mental health crisis stabilization unit and cut the number of beds in half at its inpatient treatment center as well.

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