Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, Maine shared Malory Otteson Shaughnessy’s live video.
Published by Malory Otteson Shaughnessy · April 10 at 2:50pm ·
The Behavioral Healthcare for Maine Coalition (BHC4Me), came to Augusta today to demand that the legislature fully fund several bills that have passed with bi-partisan support to address the unraveling mental health care system and comprehensively respond to the state’s opioid crisis.
The Legislature has passed many of these bills with veto proof votes in both the House and the Senate. They are now sitting with the Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs awaiting the legislative resolve to fund them.
“We congratulate the legislative leaders who have worked tirelessly with us to pass a comprehensive package of bills that address critical needs in both mental health and substance use treatment and recovery in Maine. Now, as the saying goes, they need to put their money where their mouth is,” according to Malory Shaughnessy, a member of the coalition and Executive Director of the Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services.