Chris Fitzsimon reports on the legislative committee meeting on mental health in his commentary “Admitting the problem.”
Senator Martin Nesbitt, the chair of the legislative commission that oversees the system, told lawmakers Tuesday morning that the General Assembly made a serious mistake this year by deeply slashing funding for mental health.
Is this a first step in fixing our broken mental health system?
The mental health system is not the only system in disrepair. For years, many agricultural workers have toiled under unfair working conditions. Rob Schofield writes about the exploitation of farm workers in his commentary “The harvest of shame continues“