Local officials working to improve handling of mental health crisis situations

In the last of our 4-part series on mental health in the Lufkin Daily News, we look at the impact of mental health on the community, and what organizations are doing to meet the challenge.

“Mental illness touches almost every part of our community,” Burke CEO Susan Rushing said. “Obviously, it impacts our health care system. But it also affects our schools, our criminal justice system and the first responders that encounter people in crisis every day.”

Read the whole story in the Lufkin Daily News.