"Families, mental health providers, advocates and a majority of legislators are in agreement that the current system of care for mentally ill children must be reformed. State legislation (SB 2518, An Act Relative To Children's Mental Health) would improve the children's mental health system by encouraging early identification of mental illness, providing educational settings with mental health consultative services to help students, improving insurance protections for families of mentally ill children and breaking down bureaucratic silos that hinder the ability of children to access care."Again, nice work Walter.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Getting the word out: Letters and op-eds and stories, oh my!
Walter Harrison is a quiet pediatrician, unlike a blogger of my acquaintance, who has been a powerful voice of for children in the Commonwealth over the past 20 years. He is way out in front of this mental health stuff; when he talks, people really ought to listen. His letter to the editor of the Salem Daily News on SB 2518 is worth reading: