Advocates anticipate service void – Carrboro Citizen

Though the specifics are not yet known, there’s little doubt that mental health care services in North Carolina are going to take a substantial hit in the coming budget. Those cuts may not be as severe as originally feared, but mental health care advocates continue to warn that their effects could be devastating to many of our most vulnerable.

Beyond that concern, and even in the context of the worst recession in decades, many advocates are finding some of the planned cuts hard to reconcile, and are puzzled over decisions legislators appear poised to make.