Don’t let politics come before patients
It may be a new year, but its the same story: religious extremists are putting politics before people. I need you to speak out again.
You may remember that last year the Board of Mental Health stood up to the Nebraska Catholic Conference and supported a policy ground in professional ethics. A policy you helped to move forward by your comments to the Board of Mental Health and in the media (review this regulation’s two-year history).
Now the Nebraska Catholic Conference and Dr. Joann Schaefer are trying to move a policy forward that doesn’t ensure everyone receives the mental health care they need. A policy that’s been put together behind closed doors and without guidance from professional mental health organizations.
Will you take a moment to contact the Board of Mental Health and Dr. Schaefer? Let them know that you want the Board of Mental Health’s suggested nondiscrimination policy to be the one that moves forward.
Thank you for all you do,
- Tyler Richard
P.S. – The Board of Mental Health may discuss this at their meeting on Friday, January 8th. Please contact them today.