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‘There’s a chance to take back your life’: Mental Health Court provides alternative to jail

Whatcom County woman finds stability, turns eye toward helping others

Mental Health Court program manager Robin Willins, left, laughs with participant Amber Black in Black's home on Tuesday, Feb. 13. Black graduated from the program this year. (Hailey Hoffman/Cascadia Daily News)
By Charlotte Alden General Assignment/Enterprise Reporter
The courtroom was packed on a recent Tuesday, with dozens of people lining the aisle as Amber Black
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