There is a critical need for expanded mental health services in our community. An estimated 60% of those who need mental health treatment do not receive it.

The Patrick P. Lee Foundation is encouraging community members to join in their mission of raising awareness and support for individuals dealing with mental illness. They recently launched a mental health initiative, their "Be Kind 2 The Mind", to communicate the importance of contacting elected officials to make them aware of mental health funding needs.

You can find out more by heading to their website, www.bekind2themind.org.