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NH facing mental health treatment access crisis

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Mental Heath experts say New Hampshire is facing what they're calling a crisis when it comes to access for treatment.

Since 2009, the Department of Heath and Human Services says some 60 beds for psychiatric patients have been closed in the state and now many with mental heath issues are taking up beds at hospital emergency rooms.

The Granite State Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness says the situation faced by those in stuck in the crisis is ethically, medically, and legally wrong.

The state recently announced a new $10 million plan to open up more beds.

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