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NAMI E-News, Laura Usher
Two Major Mental Health Bills Introduced in US Senate
This week, the U.S. Senate adjourned for its August recess but not before introducing two major mental health bills.
Please send a personal letter to your supervisor asking him or her to support the implementation of Laura’s Law in Marin. The more you personalize the suggested draft letter, the more impact it will have.
Last weekend, a local newspaper reported on the most recent suicide by a Kaiser Permanente member experiencing lengthy wait times for mental health care.
According to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, on a recent Sunday morning Barbara Ragan – an 83-year-old retired Kaiser employee with severe depression who was in the midst of a two-month wait for a psychiatry appointment – drove from her home to a nearby Kaiser hospital, ascended to the top of the hospital’s parking structure, and leapt to her death with her Kaiser card in hand.