Good news -- we are working towards changing the way we respond to behavioral health emergencies in Michigan!
Senate Bills 637-8, bills <[link removed]> sponsored by Senator Rick Outman and myself, are headed to the Governor's desk! The bills passed the Senate unanimously earlier this fall and just passed the House on Thursday with broad bipartisan support.
There are a lot of bills I care about, but these are truly special and meaningful. We know that far too many people who call for help in a behavioral health emergency end up with a loved one in jail or prison, or worse, someone gets injured or killed. We can and must do better.
Our bills help boost local efforts to ensure that trained behavioral health professionals are on scene to help respond and get the individual in crisis the support and services they need.
Cynthia Harrison, Summer Berman, and I were on the Detroit Today show last month talking about how important these bills are for public safety and the well-being of those facing mental illness. Click here <[link removed]> to take a listen!?
There are often some hard days and weeks in the legislature. When bills like these move closer to becoming law, it reminds me why I ran for office in the first place and reminds me that I am making the kind of impact my residents deserve. I will keep working as hard as I can to get things done.
Thank you for your ongoing support. I wouldn't have the honor of serving in the Michigan legislature or be able to do this work without you!
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