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RESTORATION CENTER COULD HALT "REVOLVING DOOR" FACING MENTALLY ILL

By Andy Metzger
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, SEPT. 12, 2017....Looking for an exit from the "revolving door" of people with mental health disorders going back and forth from emergency rooms to the streets or jail, advocates on Tuesday asked lawmakers to help create a "restoration center" in Middlesex County.

The center would be a facility that provides treatment, including detox, 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.

Emergency rooms and correctional facilities are places that can exacerbate mental illnesses, according to the organization.


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