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Gov. Shumlin, state officials mark completion of temporary mental health facility

Vt Digger - - 9:22 am Thu Jun 20th, 2013

Gov. Peter Shumlin was joined by administration officials, legislators, and mental health advocates today as he marked the completion of the Middlesex Therapeutic Community Residence.

The facility will open Wednesday and will be Vermont's first secure recovery residence designed to serve mental health patients who do not require long-term hospitalization or acute care but who may present a danger to themselves or others.

"I am proud of the progress we have made since Tropical Storm Irene dealt our state such a devastating blow towards building the best community-based mental health system in the country," said Gov. Shumlin. "This secure, seven-bed facility will give some of our most vulnerable citizens the opportunity to recover in a home setting rather than a hospital room.

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