Grading the States: New Mexico, C-
NAMI today released a state-by-state report card called “Grading the States.” It shows that most states are dramatically failing those with mental illnesses.
Initial reaction from U.S. Senator Pete Domenici on New Mexico’s dismal C minus:
Read Domenici's earlier statement on Kendra's Law.
"While our efforts so far have raised public awareness about mental health issues, it's clear that more needs to be done."
Domenici said the [New Mexico] Legislature should have passed Kendra's Law to allow a patient's family or doctors to obtain a court order requiring the patient to get treatment. The law is named for Kendra Webdale, a New Yorker killed by a schizophrenic.