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State lawmakers act to curb violence at Florida mental hospitals

State lawmakers act to curb violence at Florida mental hospitals

18.04.2016.

After years of drastic cuts, Florida’s mental hospitals stand to get as many as 160 new workers under a budget proposal approved this week by state lawmakers.

“It’s really exciting,” said Denise Marzullo, of the advocacy group Mental Health America of Northeast Florida. “The concern was that they would just focus on the state hospitals but that’s not really the solution. It’s encouraging that they addressed state hospitals and care coordination to try to prevent people from ending up in the state hospitals in the first place.” To read more click here.

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