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Waiting list for MHDD services in Linn County ending

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LINN COUNTY (KWWL) -

Tuesday morning the Linn County Board of Supervisors voted to end the county's waiting list for Mental Health and Developmental Disability services, effective Wednesday morning.

The list has been in place since May 2012. Now the 208 people on the list with disorders like schizophrenia and depression will be able to get services.

"Ending the waiting list is going to be really good for our community, especially with the recent emphasis on mental health and some of the programs that we run," said Brent Oleson, Linn County Board of Supervisors.

The county received $2.2 million from the legislature to pay for these services. It's part of the mental health redesign transition funding.

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