The budget cuts have been devastating to Montana's mental health treatment system. Lives have been placed at risk and jobs have been lost. The governor and DPHHS must restore the funding to care and treat our most vulnerable citizens. We must restore the funding to the state's four regional mental health centers who are responsible for the treatment of those living with serious mental disorders. They are the treatment professionals who keep individuals from being institutionalized in our Montana State Hospital and Montana State Prison.
Dr. Gary Mihelish