K.C. Becker (D)
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Do you support school policies and funding that increase the availability of mental health services in schools and early childhood settings?
- Yes: Early intervention for children dealing with mental health issues is a critical first step towards long-term success and improved mental health. Where possible, we should do all we can to support mental health counseling and services in our schools.
Do you support additional funding for follow-up care for individuals after a suicide attempt or overdose?
Do you support extreme risk protection orders?
- Yes: We came incredibly close to passing this bill last session. In January, I’m committed to making sure we get the red flag bill through the legislature and to the Governor’s desk.
Do you support strengthening laws and transparency requirements compelling insurance companies to provide coverage for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders that is equal to the coverage provided for a physical illness?
Do you support strengthening requirements that insurance companies have enough mental health and substance use professionals to guarantee their members have a choice of provider?
Do you support requirements that hospitals and other providers report information on treatment availability to help individuals, hospitals and law enforcement locate available treatment for people in crisis?
Do you support providing state funds to expand capacity for mental health and substance use treatment in underserved areas of the state?
- Yes: Your geographic location shouldn’t limit your access to mental health care.
Do you support additional state investments in affordable housing with supportive services for people with mental health or substance use disorders?