Quote of the Day 7/2/2015

“The biggest problem is that many people being turned away at the early stages develop worse problems, resulting in more costly care — or in some cases prison sentences — later. It’s a tough spot to be in, but one that doesn’t have an easy answer beyond more money. Until state leaders put more emphasis on treating mental illnesses, we see this as a continuing issue in our state.”

-The Oklahoman editorial board, writing about how a growing number of Oklahomans are in need of mental health treatment while state funding for treatment has been slashed (Source).


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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