Friday, October 19, 2007

An unprecedented focus

In November, Virginia will hold a General Election. Every seat, both in the state Senate and in the House of Delegates is up for election. At the same time, the failings of Virginia’s mental health system have been crystallized by the work of the many commissions and task forces and especially the tragedy at Virginia Tech.

There has never been a better time to contact your legislators!

The upcoming legislative session will see an unprecedented focus on mental health, and legislators want to hear from you. They want to know what seeking treatment for someone is like, and what can be done to make it better. Take a few moments this weekend to find out who is running for office in your area, and where they stand on reforming Virginia’s treatment system.

Make sure they know that a winning campaign platform must include a plan for effective mental health treatment reform.

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