Help on the way for strained Reno mental health workers

Governor Steve Sisolak says he will look to federal COVID-19 relief funds to help Reno-area mental health providers already struggling with the upcoming closure of the area’s only pediatric acute care facility.

Sisolak, speaking during a layover Thursday at Quest Counselling in Reno, said he did not know the details surrounding the decision to abruptly close West Hills Behavioral Health on December 20. They clearly need some help.

“When another place closes, it widens the gap (in mental health services),” Sisolak told reporters after the roundtable. “We need to continue and increase the work that we’re doing with local partners to see how we can make sure these facilities get the funding and resources they need.”

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