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Funding sought for mental health in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Nevada health officials are proposing a 24-hour mental health urgent care center in Las Vegas, part of a $7.5 million plan to divert people with mental health problems from prisons and jails.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the proposal by the Nevada Division of Mental Health and Development Services was submitted to the governor's office as an "item of special consideration" outside the agency's basic $294 million, two-year spending plan.

It follows a draft report earlier this year that found a large percentage of people incarcerated in jails and prisons suffer from mental illness.

"The number of …

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