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(CNN) – States have been slashing their mental healthcare budgets, even as mass shootings and the gun control debate highlight the need for more mental health resources.
Protesters in Chicago highlighted some of the consequences of those cuts last week. The occasion was the one-year anniversary of the city’s closure of half of its 12 public mental healthcare clinics. Matt Ginsberg-Jaeckle, one of the protest organizers, recalled the story of one patient who had confronted Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel before the closures.
[3:45] “She told the mayor to his face, if you close my clinic, I will die. And within a month of him closing the clinic, she was dead. She died of heart failure. However, nobody can say that stress isn’t related to heart failure. She was going through immense stress at the prospect of losing her therapist.”