Friday, June 26, 2009

About 1,500 mental health clients in El Paso to be put on waiting lists because of budget problems

From The El Paso Times:

EL PASO -- About 1,500 people with mental health-care needs will soon be placed on a waiting list, administrators of a mental- health center have decided.

The El Paso Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority's board has voted to cut those people from regular services because of budget problems. Starting Sept. 1, those on the waiting list will not have immediate access to medication and therapy, the agency decided.