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January 30, 2010 1:26 AM

Clinging to hope and home

Elected and appointed officials said the psychological trauma spawned by home foreclosures in Merced County poses a serious challenge, but that recent cuts to state mental health funding makes treatment hard to get. Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani (D-Livingston), who represents Merced County, said she planned to call State Sen. Leader Darryl Steinberg Friday afternoon to ask if any emergency funds are available to help homeowners struggling with mental health problems.

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