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LAWMAKERS HEAR NEW PITCH TO HELP MENTALLY ILL

[Story Developing] Looking for an exit from the "revolving door" of people with mental health disorders going back and forth from emergency rooms to the streets, advocates on Tuesday asked lawmakers to help create a "restoration center" in Middlesex County.

The center would be a facility that provides treatment and beds, offering police a place to bring those suffering from mental illness, according to June Binney, director of criminal justice diversion at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Massachusetts. - Andy Metzger/SHNS


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