The Glasgow Courier - Serving Proudly As The Voice Of Valley County Since 1913

By Brenda Kneeland
Managing Mental Health 

Cutting Community Mental Health


The discussions around health care and cuts to Medicaid have been reduced to faceless statistics. For community mental health, and the people who rely upon our services, it’s a double whammy. The state of Montana also has announced that cuts are very probable due to reduced revenue estimates. This is on the heels of the Legislature reducing sentences with the promise that mental health and addictions treatment would solve our problems.

Who are these nameless, faceless statistics? They are portrayed by some as slackers who should get a job and pay for their own insurance. Many are under-...

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