Did your office find whether the Kaiser Foundation report on Massachusetts funding of Mental Health was accurate? In that report, Massachusetts was reported as paying significantly less per capita than any New England state, save Rhode Island, for Mental Health Services.
The difference was startling.
A recent SAMSHA report stated that 1 in 5 (19.9%) of American adults have experienced mental illness in the past year. We can’t ignore this issue. We need hospital beds close to home, services with a track record of providing good outcomes, and a higher priority in the budget skirmish.