Save the WNY CPC...mental health for kids matters!
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For three years the NYS Office of Mental Health has wanted save money in the budget by closing the award winning Children's Psychiatric Center in suburban/rural West Seneca to merge it with the adult Buffalo Psychiatric Center in an urban busy neightborhoor. The units would be in the SAME building! Years ago research was performed to understand why kids treated in an adult mental health facility couldn't heal..the answer: Kids mental health needs are different from that of adult caseloads. The answer was to build the kids their own treatment facility in a tranquil area AWAY FROM ADULTS with psychiatric needs.
For three years, the WNY community has been able to stay the hand of government from closing this facility. Recently, the agency has agressively moved to begin the process despite all the stakeholder's demands to leace the facility open.
It's time to ask the world to help convince the NYS governor that kids mental health matters. Tell the governor to leave this facility open where it has been successful in healing kids with mental health disorders ensureing they are productive, happy, healthy citizens in the future.
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