Wednesday letters: Mental health not a priority

January 29, 2014 

— I am not a resident of Columbia, but I follow the events in our capital city, as reported by The State. Some leaders in Columbia seem to be committed to providing more recreation and entertainment, that will generate more revenue for the city — even at the high cost to the taxpayers (“Crowd opposes funding ballpark,” Jan. 17).

The property on Bull Street was used as a mental health facility for so long. It makes me wonder if the Columbia, its leaders and the citizens of our state have the same commitment to providing adequate health care, especially in the area of mental health, as we have for sports and entertainment.

J.A. Derrick


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