St. Petersburg Times
Mentally ill patients are being placed on waiting lists for treatment because Florida‘s mental health institutions are crowded with illegal immigrants. Florida’s mental health facilities spent $19.6 million to care for at least 86 illegal immigrants counted during an informal November survey, and more unidentified illegal immigrants could be in custody, state officials said. The growing population has put a strain on the state’s mental health resources, contributing to a waiting list of 60 beds. Read more.
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