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Bear River Mental Health Asks For Funding Increase Due To High Call Volumes

Bear River Mental Health is in “dire need” of qualified health care providers in order to keep up with increased calls for service and is expected to receive funding increase to help.

“Almost one in five Utahns struggle with mental illness,” said Bear River Mental Health President Beth Smith. “You’ve probably heard a lot about mental illness lately, because of COVID, and I would dare to venture that because of COVID, those numbers are probably even higher.” Read the rest of the story on


This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.