Sylvester Turner effort to increase mental health funding

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HOUSTON – There`s many health issues that get a lot of attention. But here`s one that unfortunately doesn`t seem to get the same attention. And that`s what Sylvester Turner is hoping to change.


‘Over the past few years, we have witnessed terrible tragedies across this nation, where someone with a mental illness has gotten a gun and killed dozens of innocent people. After the most recent tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut the conversation turned to more restrictive laws on guns. Just as quickly gun advocates began to fight back against those proposals,” said Texas State Representative Sylvester Turner.


With more than 4.3 million Texans living with some form of a mental health disorder, getting some more funding for an issue like this might not be such a bad idea. After all, it could help to never see a scene like NewTown, CT play out again.

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