Services reduced by $1.5 million –

Mecklenburg County’s Area Mental Health Department has made about $1.5 million in service cuts because of reduced money from the state.

Among the cutbacks: A new 16-bed crisis center to help stabilize people with mental health conditions won’t open until July. The department also will reduce, though not eliminate, a program to help pregnant women with substance abuse problems and their babies. Story continues here ➤