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NW Florida Mental Health Taskforce Makes Recommendations


Pensacola, FL (Newsradio 92.3) — Baptist Hospital and the Lakeview Center are planning to create a centralized facility to take in Baker Act patients — they say the plan would also create 30 new inpatient beds for mental healthcare. That announcement was made on Friday during a meeting of the Northwest Florida Mental Health Taskforce.

The PNJ reports that the plan makes several recommendations for mental healthcare in our area, such as having organizations work together to raise awareness for mental healthcare services, create peer-led support centers, train and recruit behavioral healthcare workers, increase affordable housing availability that also has access to mental health services, and expand the diversion court program to create mental health treatment courts.

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