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Mental health bill signed into law, will establish statewide crisis response system for Hoosiers

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A mental health bill passed by the Indiana House and Senate is now signed into law. Governor Holcomb put his signature on Senate Bill 1, establishing a statewide crisis response system for Hoosiers experiencing a mental health crisis.

This includes funding so that those who call the 988 help line can speak with a licensed social worker, and if needed, a mobile response unit can be sent to the person’s home.

Approximately $100-million was appropriated for the measure over the next two years, which fell short of the amount advocates were originally asking for.

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2 comments

Charles U Farley May 8, 2023 at 9:17 pm

How long until buying a firearm is considered a “mental health crisis” and we have a “mobile response unit” dispatched automatically to the home of the poor deranged citizen?

This feels like the sort of thing that will be misused, like the “hate crime” laws…

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Thor May 9, 2023 at 5:35 am

“Approximately $100-million was appropriated for the measure over the next two years, which fell short of the amount advocates were originally asking for.”

Givers need to set limits because takers don’t have any.

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