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Mental Health: To Get Treatment, Get Sick Quicker

Nearly a million Oklahomans suffer from mental illness or substance abuse so mental health facilities are using a triage approach to provide treatment.

A priority system that mandates the most severely ill get treatment while others wait.

Mental health providers say shrinking financial resources have forced such an approach to mental health care.

This story aired originally on the Oklahoma News Reporton OETA - The Oklahoma Network.

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