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Cutbacks Lead to Florida Loss of Psychiatric Services

In Gainesville, FL, federal cutbacks may force the Merdian Center, a small residential treatment center for patients with psychiatric and substance-abuse problems, to shut down. This will leave over half a million residents in North Central Florida without access to publicly funded in-patient psychiatric services. The center has been the salvation of many, including a high school student who spent three months in the hospital regaining her emotional stability after several suicide attempts. How do you think the closing of this center will affect the community? What should be done to prevent the loss of services such as these? Read more here

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