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Letter: Governor should sign bill blocking psychiatric merger

Governor should sign bill blocking psychiatric merger

Recently Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he did not want juveniles placed in with adult prison populations, which certainly makes sense. At the same time, the governor has had legislation on his desk unanimously passed by both New York State legislative bodies to permanently block merging the Western New Yok Children’s Psychiatric Center with the Buffalo Psychiatric Center.

The WNYCPC, located in West Seneca, is a quiet, pastoral and peaceful setting to treat these very fragile children. If the governor had children or grandchildren who needed treatment for mental health issues, would he want them on Forest Avenue with adult clients?

Governor Cuomo, please visit the WNYCPC and see for yourself what it is that you are taking away from these children and their families.

Please Governor Cuomo, give these kids a chance; they deserve it and so do their families.

Al and Cynthia Bean

West Seneca

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