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Reader Opinion: Goddard is my choice

Crow Wing County has a serious public health epidemic with mental illness, trauma, chemical dependency and other social issues impacting thousands of our citizens. As a clinical therapist working in the mental health field, I see the impact that ...

Crow Wing County has a serious public health epidemic with mental illness, trauma, chemical dependency and other social issues impacting thousands of our citizens. As a clinical therapist working in the mental health field, I see the impact that suicide has on families and friends left behind as they learn to adjust to the new "normal". I will be voting for a sheriff's candidate who has compassion and experience in collaborating with community partners to work together to implement programs to address these serious issues. Capt. Scott Goddard is my choice. He is committed to all sheriff's department staff being trained to interact positively with persons exhibiting mental health symptoms while ensuring safety of the person, others and themselves. Scott Goddard is dedicated to increasing mental health education, awareness and will be a team player with other community resources to address this epidemic. Please join in voting Scott Goddard!

Nancy Schauer, MSW, LICSW

Breezy Point

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