Mental health service centers in Norman, like The Virtue Center are at risk. The slashing of the ODHMSAS’s budget will have devastating effects on patients if not handled during the Oklahoma legislature’s next special session. (Photo by Amina Switzer)
Extended interview: Jeff Dismukes is the Director of Communications for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. This isn’t the first time the department has faced large budget cuts, Dismukes says, and it won’t be the last.
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