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In Texas’ Panhandle, a long-awaited oasis for mental health care is springing up

The region that includes Amarillo, a Panhandle city of more than 200,000 people, and surrounding towns has long been a mental health care desert. Officials hope a new $159 million hospital can help reduce a massive spike in suicide attempts.

Residential area near downtown Amarillo on May 29, 2020.

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