A state senator says there needs to be an attitude shift on mental illness if Nebraska is to address the problem of juvenile delinquency
A state senator says there needs to be an attitude shift on mental illness if Nebraska is to address the problem of juvenile delinquency.
Senator Amanada McGill of Lincoln says Nebraska can learn by the strides other states have made. . .
Sen. Amanada McGill, Lincoln; "right supports"
McGill proposes the state create a pilot program to treat juveniles displaying mental illness.
A state senator wants Nebraska to create a pilot program aimed at treating mental illness among its youth.
Senator Amanda McGill of Lincoln says mental illness too often goes undiagnosed among young people. McGill says more treatment is needed...and more people to offer the treatment.
McGill; "to a prescription"
McGill sees an emphasis on mental illness as a key to reducing the number of juveniles incarcerated in Nebraska.
A state senator proposes Nebraska establish a pilot program to address mental illness among the state's youth.
Senator Amanda McGill of Lincoln says other states have addressed juvenile mental illness and Nebraska needs to learn from them. . .
McGill; "across the country"
McGill says Nebraska not only needs to better treat mental illness among its youth, but it needs to recruit more mental health professionals to provide the care.
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(courtesy of Nebraska Radio Network)