MD state officials discuss progress made through new mental health commission
SNOW HILL, Md. – For the past seven months Maryland lawmakers and officials have been working around the clock to better address mental and behavioral health in the state. And we’re told a lot of headway has been made so far. According to Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford, since announcing the mission, four subcommittees have been created to focus on policy issues facing each of these areas. Those include youth and families, crisis services, finance and funding, and the judicial system. Officials say this commission will help to provide better understanding and access to mental health services.
“We want to be able to make recommendations on how the state can better deliver services for people who are suffering from mental illness. We also want to make sure that there’s greater awareness of the mental illness challenges and that people need to be comfortable or careful about their mental health,” said Maryland Lieutenant Governor Boyd Rutherford.