The tragic attack on students and teachers in Newtown, Connecticut last year has focused decision makers in federal and state government on improving mental health services, especially for young people. The attacker in Newtown, Adam Lanza, is thought to have been a young adult living with a mental illness.
Lawmakers in Washington and St. Paul have made some proposals, so we thought it would be helpful to check in with advocates who work on this issue every day. Sue Aberholden is Executive Director of the Minnesota Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. She stopped by KFAI’s Morning Blend and talked with Paul Brohaugh, Dale Connelly and Mark Koerner. [Audio below]