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Mental Health Funding Gap in Sarasota County: $8 Million Yet to be Distributed

In Sarasota County, a mental health district was formed two years ago to raise funds for mental health services, but the County Commission has yet to distribute $8 million in funding. The lack of action has been criticized by members of the Behavioral Health Advisory Council and other mental health advocates. Commissioner Mike Moran, who was instrumental in creating the mental health taxing district, expressed frustration during a recent meeting. To address the funding gap, Moran proposed a restructuring of the funding process, but this has caused alarm among human services and behavioral health agencies. Learn more about the mental health gap in Sarasota County and the proposed solutions in this informative article.

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