County hopes Legislature deals with mental health issues
By Roxanne Thompson
The current Texas legislative session could be the one in which lawmakers take steps to address what is already a crisis for those dealing with problems resulting from untreated mental health patients – that’s what several key people in Limestone County hope anyway.
Limestone County has a connection to mental health issues, in part because of the presence of the Mexia State Supported Living Center, and in part because Sheriff Dennis Wilson is heavily involved in mental health in Texas. Wilson is Chair of the Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center and is also on the executive committee of the board of directors of the Texas Council of Community Centers, which operates 39 facilities across the state to deal with, among other things, mental health and substance abuse problems.
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