Coalition Meets to Discuss Mentally Ill

Tallahassee, FL – Monday's meeting of the Big Bend Consumer Coalition heard a prevention proposal from the Leon County Court Mental Health Advisory Council. Circuit Court Judge Jonathan Sjostrom spoke to the coalition about establishing a mental health court.

Also included in the proposal is a training program for law enforcement officers. Kendra Brown is the Court Mental Health Coordinator.

In a written proposal to the substance abuse and mental health corporation- a grant-funding group created by the legislature. The Leon Country Justice Mental Health Advisory Council recommends that the county address the need for separate mental health court, housing and inpatient and outpatient care for the mentally ill. For WFSU-FM, I'm Lynn Hatter.