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Richmond Times-Dispatch supports crisis services

Posted:  -  By: Voices for VA's Kids

On Saturday, February 4, 2012, the Richmond Times-Dispatch published an editorial, “Children’s Mental Health: A needed step,” calling on the General Assembly to fund crisis response services for children with mental health needs. Here is an excerpt:

“With a price tag of $16.5 million and a constituency that does not swing much political weight, the proposal faces an uphill climb at the State Capitol. But unlike many other causes, it lacks opposition: Nobody can argue against it on principle, and it certainly is not frivolous. The only obstacles are scarcity and indifference. Given the urgency of the issue, they hardly seem sufficient reasons to say no.”

Thank you, to the Times-Dispatch editorial page, for bringing this issue to the attention of your readers and for acknowledging how important children’s mental health services are. If you agree, you can submit a letter to the editor expressing your view online.

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