This week’s legislative update features several Letters to the Editor that are designed to get the facts out around mental health services in Minnesota. Since 2007, Minnesota has taken real steps towards a system that believes in recovery. More resources were put into crisis intervention, community services, and creating levels of care that would allow more people to transition out from or avoid hospitalization. However, it seems that ever since these reforms passed with bipartisan acclaim, they have been under fire as the budget situation tightened. This year, we are trying our best to focus the discussion on what Minnesota stands to lose when it turns away from recovery.
We hope that people can send these letters in to local papers, so that we can build support for these services as cost-saving and outcome improving. Mental health matters to Minnesota.
Check them out at our website and send your letter today!