The Governor's budget proposes $585,000 in cuts to Regional Mental Health Boards (RMHBs), which virtually eliminates our own North Central Regional Mental Health Board! RMHBs serve an essential function in engaging people at the grassroots level to evaluate state funded mental health and addiction services.
The North Central Regional Mental Health Board (NCRMHB) is one of five regional mental health boards established by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1974 to study local needs, evaluate state funded mental health programs and make recommendations to the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), local providers, and government officials for improved and/or expanded services. NCRMHB seeks to involve consumers of behavioral health services (local citizens living with mental health or substance use disorders, family members, and others who know and care about them) in its review, evaluation, and advocacy activities.
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