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Reader Opinion: Tired of empty rhetoric

I am tired of the empty rhetoric from legislators concerning mental health and addictions ... empty words. Having Essentia in Brainerd not taking committed clients—that are seriously mentally ill is smoke screen—for not doing one's job as Legislators—so while our area Legislators pat themselves the back, people are suffering.

Legislators that were part of the process that shut down Regional Human Services Centers are accountable for the suffering of those in mental health crisis your short-sightedness and lack of experience in human services created this now we have area Legislators that that refuse to address this issue in a was that meet the rising needs. I am tired and know many others that are too. We need to organize and we need to vote apathy is not an option this is a crisis.

Deb Halsted