Santa Fe county develops plan for mental health

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The Santa Fe county is unveiling new initiatives on an expansive health plan. According to the Santa Fe New Mexican, officials released their framework for the five-year plan.

David Levy, executive director of New Mexico Solutions, said he’s a big supporter of the new behavioral health plan. โ€œI am certainly excited about it and supportive of it,โ€ Levy said. โ€œThe county has been really, really open to soliciting ideas, input, feedback on ways we can assist the community in meeting some of the unmet behavioral health needs.โ€

The plan includes a new partnership with the city and tribal leaders, to address poverty and drug use in the community. It also includes treatment plans and a new opioid crises center.

The county will now work on formal agreements with city leaders and providers before initiatives are launched.

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