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Mental health plan would use team crisis concept: Public input sought by county

The plan to spend $1 million in new funding for Nevada County mental health services will soon be available for review and public comment.

The county proposal issued Friday to spend Prop. 63 monies calls for:

• A team concept to deal with people in crisis.

• No-cost counseling from mental health patient peers.

• A courthouse advocate for patients and their families.

• Counselors to help the county jail, area police officers and Spanish-speaking people deal with patient situations.

Plan facilitator Joan Buffington said the 200-page plan is scheduled to be available for review after 2 p.m. Friday. The public has 30 days to respond to Buffington or Doug Bond, the project manager.

“We really want people’s input and we’re required to by law anyway,” Buffington said. “They won’t be shined on.”

The document will be at In addition, there will be a public meeting to discuss the issue from noon to 2 p.m., Friday, March 17 at the Madeline Helling Library Conference room in Nevada City.

Buffington said written comments can be e-mailed to her or Bond at these addresses,, or

For more information, call Buffington a 913-6446 or Bond at 470-2403.

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