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Funding Clinics

June 29, 1988

Your coverage of the hearing of the County Board of Supervisors on mental health funding is much appreciated (Metro, June 16).

The closing of any of the present mental health clinics and services would be a real disservice to both the clients and the communities.

It is a fact that the current number of facilities is inadequate to care for the thousands of patients in need of treatment. Closing even a few will cause extreme hardship for the clients who will be turned away as well as for the remaining facilities forced to take up the slack.

Please keep the public informed regarding this important issue. It behooves all of us to take interest and action.

R. L. DENNEN

TEAL DENNEN

Palos Verdes Estates

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