According to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness), 1 in 4 adults will experience a mental health disorder in any given year. 1 in 17 adults lives with a more serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Bell Socialization, a small non-profit organization in Pennsylvania provides vital services for persons living with mental illness, intellectual disabilities and homelessness. If Governor Corbett's proposed budget passes we will lose 20 - 24% of our state funding. What does this mean for us? We may be forced to decrease or completely cut the programs and services that we're able to provide our fellow Pennsylvanians. For some of the people that we serve we are the only thing keeping them from being locked into a state hospital, a prison or being completely homeless. What does this mean for you? It will become even more difficult for yourself, your loved ones or your friends and neighbors to receive the help that they need and deserve. Please tell Governor Corbett not to cut mental health services so that we can continue to serve those in need.
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