Increased Funding For Southeast Ohio Behavioral Health Care

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More treatment options and improved mental health services are coming to Southeast Ohio.

That's according to State Representative Debbie Phillips.

She announced yesterday that the Ohio Controlling Board approved nearly $78,000 for renovations at Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare in Athens.

The funding will support renovations to existing spaces to ensure more efficient and secure patient treatment and a better patient visitation space.

Phillips says the improvements coming to Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare are good news for individuals in crisis and their families.

"Improving access to health care, including behavorial healthcare, is vitally important to the wellbeing of the people of Southeastern Ohio," says Phillips.