1. Mental Health Education and Opportunity
Increase understanding of mental wellness and the opportunity to engage in therapeutic activity.
Mental healthcare is one of the most challenging parts of any modern community. It escapes the auspices of many modern healthcare infrastructures, but it remains crucially important (indeed, often an indicator of whole health) to the health of a community writ large.
One of the most telling indicators of mental health in a community is its access to education regarding mental health. Our community must commit to this sort of educational effort in order to ensure the long term well-being of our people.
At the same time, with better-educated people, we must ensure that access to mental healthcare is open to any and all citizens of both Jasper and Newton Counties.