At Friday’s ceremony, Gov. Asa Hutchinson talked briefly about meeting a man who had been treated at Sebastian County’s center, which opened earlier this year.
Hutchinson said he spoke with a Vietnam War veteran with bipolar disorder. A SWAT team was called to the man’s home because of his potential for violence, the governor said.
But instead of staying locked up, the man was taken to the crisis center.
“He got back on his medication, received the interim treatment that he needed, and then he was eventually released and got to be interviewed by the governor of the state of Arkansas,” Hutchinson said. “And so that, to me, is a success story.”