Andy McGuire on Drugs
Fund programs for mental health
The Reynolds administration has ignored the mental health crisis in our state and through regressive policies has only made it worse. Iowa now ranks dead last in the country for the number of psychiatric beds per capita.
And our state ranks 47th in the country for the number of psychiatrists per capita. With more than 120,000 Iowans with a serious mental illness, we must do more to address this growing problem...
As governor, I'll make mental health treatment funding a priority instead of cutting it.
I believe that when we provide help to those suffering from mental health illnesses before it's too late, we greatly improve quality of life and reduce the demands on our criminal justice system.
Source: 2018 Iowa governor campaign website McGuireForGovernor.com
, Jul 2, 2016
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