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Legislators decry adequate mental health funding at town hall event

Legislators and others talk about the challenges to providing mental health care services Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 during Turning Point Behavioral Health Care Center's 17th annual town hall meeting at the Skokie Public Library. Legislators and others talk ... read more

Where do your lawmakers stand on school safety? We're asking them

I firmly believe one of the biggest things we can do to improve school safety is to ensure every school district has adequate mental health ... state funding to hire a School Resource Officer or contract with the state, a county, city, town, or village ... read more

Legislators speak to local stakeholders at chamber breakfast

The Charles County Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual legislative update gathering at Middleton Hall on Monday ... issue is assisting mental health providers, and he didn’t want to support anything until that sector received adequate help. read more

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NC House candidates: Where they stand on key issues

We also need to prioritize mental health ... the state legislature. First, we can provide the capital funding necessary for cash-strapped districts to build updated, better-designed school facilities. Recently, I hosted a public safety town hall with ... read more

Q&A with the Rapid City Council and school board candidates

The mayor plans to present two options, from the Task Forces findings, at several town hall meetings. Once complete ... Those with disabilities, those with mental health problems and the elderly. They are valuable to the city and are citizens of the ... read more

Democratic gubernatorial, congressional candidates take part in Clarinda forum

The event was held at Wibholm Hall in Clarinda. Gubernatorial candidates included ... He says increased access to mental health care is at the top of his agenda. “Our campaign theme is Let’s Be Iowa,” Wilburn said “Let’s make those decisions ... read more

Empty Bowls

Juneau’s Empty Bowls event takes place from 5-7 p.m., today, April 22, at Centennial Hall. Ticket price of $30 includes ... Call your legislator and voice your support for funding in the FY11 state Mental Health budget for the Homeless Assistance Program. read more

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Ritchie was arrested at the Ennis Town Hall as he came to ... teleconferences The Public Health, Welfare and Safety Committee heard testimony Wednesday on SB107, which sets guidelines for using teleconferencing in mental illness proceedings. read more

Town hall on gun reform attracts a like-minded crowd in Tampa

To a one, the panelists at Saturday’s Town Hall For ... laws provide funding for mental health services at school, and risk assessment teams that will identify potential sources of violence. But no one considered those measures to be adequate. read more

Concern, hope surround mental health funding

Sam Brownback’s task force on mental health said that while the state must hold the mental health system accountable with specific performance measures, it also must “ensure adequate funding is ... the Republican-dominated Legislature have rejected ... read more


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