Mental health services feel sting losing quarter of budget

By: Naomi Keitt

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Quick Facts:

  • The Department of Mental Health announced $75 million in cuts starting Dec. 1
  • The cuts represent about 23 percent of their budget
  • They lost an additional $106 million in federal matching funds
  • Starting Nov. 1, they must cut various services, including outpatient service payments
  • Family and Children's services want state legislators to take action to fill the budget hole
  • The cuts could impact around 189,000 Oklahomans and end jobs for 8,500 people 

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