Getting Involved and Staying Connected

By Alida Purmalietis

There are several ways to become active in your communities.  For those interested in issues related to mental health services, understanding the current system can seem like a daunting task.  Most people understand that a good way to voice concerns is to contact their elected officials.   However, an option that is sometimes overlooked is to attend a Mental Health Local Advisory Council (LAC) meeting.  It was recently announced that the Hennepin LAC is looking for additional consumers to join the council.  For information about where the meetings take place and who to contact.