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Mental health cuts leave many hurting
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Donovan Richards first attempted to take his own life at age 4. The Wisconsin boy, who has bipolar disorder and autism, already had been kicked out of three day care programs, and his doctors were sure he would be in an institution before he turned 10.To get the intensive treatment her son needed, but she could not afford, Paula Buege, Donovan's mom, had to win approval from a review board made up of Dane County officials. "I had 10 minutes to present his case.

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