More money for mental health could ease strain – the Morganton News Herald

Morganton – Gov. Beverly Perdue’s proposed state budget adds millions back to mental health.
Some of that money will go for more private mental health beds.

Law enforcement officers in Burke County have in the past spent days sitting with patients in local emergency rooms waiting for a mental health bed to become available. Most recently, Burke County deputies spent nine days at the end of March on an involuntary commitment.

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