Directors of the Bear River Mental Health Services board have approved waiving fees for families who have a member called to combat duty.

Executive Director Bart Cardon said the war has been a "very unsettling phenomenon" for some residents, prompting them to seek help through the mental-health center.""In these cases, there almost always is a financial hardship due to the war, and I made a unilateral decision not to place a fee on these cases, although we will continue to seek third-party reimbursements," such as through insurance companies, he said Wednesday.