009-EVENT: Mental Health Day at the Capitol 03/16/2017, Rally Highlights Urgent Needs

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Concerned family members, advocates and people living with a mental illness from Baxter to Winona came together on March 16, 2017 for Mental Health Day at the Capitol to share their story with their legislators. This diverse group talked about the need for more school-linked mental health programs, vital first episode psychosis treatment, urgent reforms for the use of solitary confinement in Minnesota prisons and more. “Today is a reminder that there’s no longer a debate as to whether or not Minnesota needs to do more for the individuals living with mental illness and their families,” said Sue Abderholden, executive director of NAMI Minnesota. “The entire mental health community made it loud and clear that our mental health system is still under construction and needs funding. We can’t afford to slow down.”

CONTACT US: NAMI Minnesota, www.namihelps.org, phone: 651-645-2948, toll free: 1-888-NAMI-Helps (1-888-626-4435). fax: 651-645-7379. email: namihelps@namimn.org

Mental Health Day at the Capitol 03/16/2017

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