ST. PAUL, Minn. — On Monday, Senator Heather Gustafson’s (DFL-Vadnais Heights) bill to modify eligibility and rate requirements for mental health services received its first Senate hearing in the Human Services Committee. In response, Senator Gustafson released the following statement:
Minnesota’s first responders would have enhanced privacy protections thanks to legislation introduced by Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) would ensure conversations in peer support activities remain private.
Sen. Bigham to Announce Legislation Guaranteeing Confidentiality for First Responders in Peer Support Activities
Senator Karla Bigham (DFL-Cottage Grove) will announce legislation for the 2020 Legislative Session to guarantee confidentiality for first responders in peer counseling or debriefing.
Lawmakers, community leaders announce legislation to strengthen student mental health with improved school-based supports
A group of state lawmakers, students, educators, a police chief and mental health experts all gathered at the State Capitol Monday for a common purpose: to strengthen school-based support for students struggling with mental health.
ST. PAUL, Minn. – On Monday the Senate Environment and Economic Development Committee heard emotional testimony about the power of a state program that helps persons with mental illness find employment. The current DEED-funded Individual Placement and Support (IPS) employment… Read More »Legislation Aims to Help Minnesotans with Mental Illness
Saint Paul, MN – State Senator Greg Clausen is pictured receiving the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Legislator of the Year Award during NAMI’s Annual Conference on November 15. The award is in recognition of Sen. Clausen’s accomplishments as an outspoken advocate for people with mental illness.Read More »Sen. Clausen Receives NAMI Legislator of the Year Award