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Lots of Help for Mentally Ill, If They Can Find It

“Alamance County is one of the best in the state of North Carolina,” said Art Springer, president of the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. “There are a lot of services available, but people don’t know how to access the system.”

County “Steps Up” to Address Mental Health

“It’s money well spent,” said Commissioner Paul W. Conklin. Something like 60 percent of prisoners in Pennsylvania have mental issues, he said, and around two-thirds of released inmates return to jails.

County to Start Pilot Program for People in Jail with Mental Illness

The initiative uses state money to increase the Sheriff’s Department budget by $1.15 million to pay for nine full-time positions. It’s based on the Stepping Up Initiative, a program developed by the National Association of Counties, the Council of State Governments Justice Center, and the American Psychiatric Association Foundation.