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NAMI Montana’s Objectives for the 2019 Legislature

By March 6, 2018November 24th, 2020No Comments
On February 9, 2018, NAMI Montana’s Board met and developed our Legislative Objectives for the 2019 Legislature. While we support other issues, these Legislative Objectives will be our rallying points.
When you’re contacted by prospective legislators asking for your vote, please ask them to support these critical objectives.

1) Adequate funding for community mental health services
2) Eliminate barriers to effective co-occurring services for mental health and substance abuse treatment.
3) Develop and support mental health crisis care for children, adolescents and adults.
4) Improve transition services for children aging out of the children’s mental health treatment system
5) Develop funding for quality mental health peer support services.
6) Oppose solitary confinement in both the treatment and corrections systems, realizing that there is still a need for short-term protective custody for the safety of the person, caregivers, and others.
7) Support effective transition services from public health and correction institutions into communities
8) Improve the interface between the education and mental illness treatment systems.
9) Support the identification and elimination of unnecessary and costly rules in the mental illness treatment system.

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