The status of mental health services and their availability to citizens throughout the state is the focus of the South Dakota legislature’s Mental Health Services Delivery Task Force which began meeting last week.
District 18 Representative Jean Hunhoff serves on the task force and says the first step for lawmakers is to find a workable model that can be used to help provide mental health services to those who need them.
The task force includes professionals from the mental health field and Hunhoff says their perspective on these types of issues is needed by legislators.
Hunhoff says the task force wants to hear from people who have had experience accessing mental health services in South Dakota.
The Mental Health Services Delivery task force is scheduled to meet again next month.