Your Legislators: Mental Health (April 25, 2019)

Your Legislators: Mental Health (April 25, 2019)


EMERGENCY. I SORT OF THOUGHT THEY WERE GOING TO DO IT THIS THEY WERE GOING TO DO IT THIS YEAR. YEAR.>>Barry: WE HAVE A VIEWER FROM>>Barry: WE HAVE A VIEWER FROM LITTLE FALLS THAT WANTS TO TALK LITTLE FALLS THAT WANTS TO TALK ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUES AND ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUES AND TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS TREATMENT OF MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUES. AND THIS VIEWER IS GOING ISSUES. AND THIS VIEWER IS GOING TO WONDER PERHAPS THERE’S GOING TO WONDER PERHAPS THERE’S GOING TO BE SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT TO BE SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT EXPANDING THE STATE HOSPITAL EXPANDING THE STATE HOSPITAL SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE MAKING SYSTEM OR OTHERWISE MAKING CHANGES TO HELP WITH MENTAL CHANGES TO HELP WITH MENTAL ILLNESS ISSUES. ILLNESS ISSUES. THIS VIEWER POINTS DIRECTLY TO THIS VIEWER POINTS DIRECTLY TO THE ISSUE OF FIREARMS. AND I THE ISSUE OF FIREARMS. AND I THINK THE QUESTION IS MORE BROAD THINK THE QUESTION IS MORE BROAD THAN THAT AND DO WE LIKE TO SEE THAN THAT AND DO WE LIKE TO SEE ANY CHANGES THAT DEAL WITH ANY CHANGES THAT DEAL WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.>>I THINK MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES>>I THINK MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES ARE A PRIORITY FOR BOTH. AND I ARE A PRIORITY FOR BOTH. AND I THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE THIS IS A THINK WE ALL RECOGNIZE THIS IS A SERIOUS PROBLEM ACROSS MUCH OF SERIOUS PROBLEM ACROSS MUCH OF OUR STATE. AND IT’S GOING TO BE OUR STATE. AND IT’S GOING TO BE A MATTER OF HOW WE ADDRESS IT. A MATTER OF HOW WE ADDRESS IT. REMEMBER ALREADY STARTING TO SEE REMEMBER ALREADY STARTING TO SEE THINGS AND OMNIBUS BILLS THAT THINGS AND OMNIBUS BILLS THAT ARE STARTING TO ADDRESS THE ARE STARTING TO ADDRESS THE PROBLEM. PROBLEM. HHS BUDGET ISN’T OUT YET. HHS BUDGET ISN’T OUT YET. I DO THINK THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY I DO THINK THIS IS AN ABSOLUTELY HIGH PRIORITY AS WE GO FORWARD. HIGH PRIORITY AS WE GO FORWARD.>>THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A>>THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE. PARTISAN ISSUE. I THINK WE ARE GOING TO SEE SOME I THINK WE ARE GOING TO SEE SOME MOVEMENT ON THAT. YOU KNOW. MOVEMENT ON THAT. YOU KNOW. RIGHT NOW. AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE RIGHT NOW. AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ISSUES WITH PEOPLE GOING TO A ISSUES WITH PEOPLE GOING TO A HIGH LEVEL FACILITY AND NOT HIGH LEVEL FACILITY AND NOT BEING ABLE TO MOVE AND START BEING ABLE TO MOVE AND START STEPPING DOWN. STEPPING DOWN. THAT’S PRIMARILY THE BIGGER THAT’S PRIMARILY THE BIGGER PROBLEMS IS ONCE YOU GET PEOPLE PROBLEMS IS ONCE YOU GET PEOPLE IN A NEW PATIENT SETTING. WHAT IN A NEW PATIENT SETTING. WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE NEXT? DO YOU DO WITH THE NEXT? IDEALLY WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS IDEALLY WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS HAVE A FLOW THROUGH THAT SYSTEM HAVE A FLOW THROUGH THAT SYSTEM AS OPPOSED TO A ROADBLOCK UNTIL AS OPPOSED TO A ROADBLOCK UNTIL SOMETHING HAPPENS. SOMETHING HAPPENS. THE PERSON DOES HAVE THE PERSON DOES HAVE CONNECTIVITY THAT I THINK IF CONNECTIVITY THAT I THINK IF PEOPLE THE BEST THING WE CAN DO PEOPLE THE BEST THING WE CAN DO IS GET THEM INTO FACILITIES THAT IS GET THEM INTO FACILITIES THAT GETS US INTO A PUBLIC SAFETY GETS US INTO A PUBLIC SAFETY PERSPECTIVE. PERSPECTIVE. THEY CAN BE A THREAT TO SOCIETY. THEY CAN BE A THREAT TO SOCIETY. AND I THINK SPENDING — I HAVE AND I THINK SPENDING — I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM SPENDING ON NEVER HAD A PROBLEM SPENDING ON MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. AND IT’

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