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How did it happen that Valley Mental Health [“Mental Hell,” May 20, City Weekly] gradually evolved from being Salt Lake County Mental Health to a public nonprofit and then to a private nonprofit—all while accumulating more than $70 million in assets and, at the same time, reducing and depersonalizing psychological services to some of our most vulnerable citizens?

Perhaps a legislative audit of Valley Mental Health could shed some light on these and other questions concerning their changes in corporate status, property accumulation, provision of services and finances.

Stephen Holbrook
Salt Lake City

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