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Meting Out Money For Mental Health Care

Thomas Fearon

With rising need and limited dollars, how best can we use funding? Should we add more acute care hospital beds, boost community services, focus on drug and alcohol treatment or diseases like schizophrenia?


  • Dr. Sonya Kelly – Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Concord Hospital, Medical Director of psychopharmacological services at Riverbend Counseling Associates.
  • Ken Norton – Executive Director of NH NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
  • Jay Couture – Executive Director of Seacoast Mental Health Center and president of the N.H. Community Behavioral Health Association.

*The Carsey Institute's NH Listens initiative is organizing a statewide series of events on Thursday, November 14th featuring conversations on mental health and substance abuse.

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