How are federal budget cuts affecting you?

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The debt ceiling crisis has been averted. Whew! Now we can breathe easy, right? Wrong. The agreement to raise the debt ceiling was no more than a punt on fourth and long. Let us be mindful that government funding runs dry on January 15 and the new debt ceiling date is predicted for February 7th.

What this means for us is that we need to double our efforts to document examples of the impact of federal budget cuts on children's mental health services and supports. We have been collecting stories from agency providers, teachers and family members but we need more. Please consider sharing your experience with us. If you are interested in telling your story please contact us.

Here are some sample questions for you to think about as you prepare your comments:

For providers of services….

For beneficiaries of services….

Okay Network faithful, time to speak your mind. Send your stories in today! You can email your story to or snail mail to:

Scott Bryant-Comstock
President & CEO

Children’s Mental Health Network


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