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Amendments add money for Nevada mental health

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm •  Published: May 18, 2013

In southern Nevada, restoring a second, 10-member PACT team will help mental health patients who are living in the community and have frequent encounters with law enforcement. Teams provide intense services and oversight to help patients stay on medication and treatment programs. Typically people are assigned to a PACT team for six months but they can remain in the program for up to two years.

The Mental Health Home Visiting program is designed to assist people recently released from outpatient or in-patient facilities and their families. Clinicians will visit the homes to help alleviate any possible dangers such as weapons. Funding will be split between northern and southern Nevada.

Mohlenkamp said the governor will introduce another bill seeking $1.4 million to add 10 long-term care beds at a now closed facility next to the Rawson Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas.