The potential loss of several key programs at the state Department of Human Services is truly sobering.
Following is a list of six programs that would be lost from DHS’ addictions and mental health division in a worst-case, 30-percent-cut scenario:
• Eliminating acute inpatient psychiatric care for nearly 6,000 adults.
• Eliminating 24-hour psychiatric community crisis services. About 15,200 use these services each year.
• Eliminating adult outpatient mental health services for 2,925 adults per year who are not eligible for Medicaid.
• Eliminating alcohol and drug prevention programs for more than
1,500 families per biennium.
• Eliminating problem gambling prevention and treatment that 3,700 clients access every year.