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Stabenow Speaks in Lansing About Mental Health

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow made a stop in Lansing Monday to talk about mental health.

The senator met with dozens of mental health and local community leaders to talk about stregthening it.

Stabenow wants to de-stigmatize mental health and make sure those affected get the care they need. She's sponsoring a bill that would broaden medicaid coverage for psychological services at community health centers.

 It's estimated that one third of all people living with mood disorders do not get appropriate treatment.

 

There's been a renewed focus on mental health following recent mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and in a Colorado movie theatre.

Stabenow has long been an advocate for the mentally ill, crafting several bills now law at the state and federal levels.

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