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San Diego County Supervisors Vote For Better Mental Health Care, Crisis Centers

In a move described as groundbreaking by its chair, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved $23.8 million to expand mental health and substance abuse care, including emergency response and crisis centers.

The unanimous vote supports more patient beds, expanded psychiatric emergency response teams (PERT), community-based mental health crisis stabilization centers, more resources for schools and an increased standing contract with Palomar Health.