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Bellingham Library, WTA expand help for behavioral health gap

Mental health counseling, training added in public spaces after uptick in crisis needs

Whatcom Transportation Authority Terminal Expeditor Andrew Butcher poses for a photo at downtown bellingham bus station.
Whatcom Transportation Authority Terminal Expeditor Andrew Butcher provides support to riders, whether they need help finding the right bus or a dose of Narcan. In his time with WTA, he's seen more and more people in crisis. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Charlotte Alden General Assignment/Enterprise Reporter
Editor’s Note: This story is part of an occasional series covering the impact of homelessness

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