Wake will revamp mental health care – Wake County – NewsObserver.com

RALEIGH — People in Wake County who have problems with mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse will likely be getting help under a new managed-care plan mandated by state legislators.

The Wake County Board of Commissioners is partnering with UNC’s health care system and the state health and human services department to replace Wake’s local mental health agency, which monitors and provides some care to eligible people with behavioral health problems.

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