Monday, September 20, 2021
Sept. 20, 2021

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Letter: Bolster mental health care

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The closing of Elahan Place, Clark County’s only long-term mental health facility, is not just heartbreaking for our fellow citizens who are directly affected by mental health struggles, but heartbreaking for our greater community.

We strengthen our community when we have safety nets in place to provide services for our fellow citizens. Providing financial incentives to recruit, train and employ people in mental health while providing a sustainable living wage to help facilities like Elahan Place flourish should be considered an important part of our modern community infrastructure. The fallout we are about to experience regarding mental health due to the pandemic and the effects of climate change needs to be addressed now.

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