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In a community with an abundance of wealth, mental health options still scarce

Gallatin County health care providers, activists and county officials say behavioral health is a tangled mess. What will it take to unravel the knots?

In June, the median price for a single-family home in Gallatin County was $702,000, an increase of nearly 54% from the previous year. According to census data from 2019, nearly 21% of the county's households made between $100,000 and $149,000 in the preceding 12 months, 6.5% higher than the statewide figure. The county's population is now approaching 120,000 residents, making it one of the fastest-growing regions in the state.

Yet despite the apparent abundance, some local residents, health care providers, law enforcement officials and politicians say the region's relative wealth has so far fa...