We must confront the mental health crisis for children, students, workers, and families. We need to invest in the care workforce and promote positive mental health outcomes in Minnesotans of all ages. It is critical that we make upfront, preventative care available to those in need and provide support services to ensure everyone has the resources they need to live happy, healthy, and productive lives.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated mental health needs across our communities. Now is the time to adequately fund mental health services, to meet community needs in the present and position us for greater care into the future.