Mental Health Advocacy at State House

Advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — The State House on Wednesday hosted Mental Health Advocacy Day.

Representatives with the South Carolina chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness as well as members of several law enforcement agencies met with lawmakers. NAMI advocates say when it comes to those living with mental illness education can lead to understanding.

NAMI SC Executive Director Bill Lindsey tells ABC Columbia, “Today is about really bringing attention to the issues to those  with mental illness. Access to treatment is really the main thing.”

You can learn more about the National Alliance on Mental Health by clicking here.

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