March in Review
On March 12, Reyne and Scott attended Mental Health Day on the Hill at the Capitol in St. Paul MN. It was their first time attending and the first time visiting the State Capitol.
The day started with orientation at Christ Lutheran Church on Capitol Hill. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) chaired the meeting and shared the issues needing attention this legislative session. Next, was a rally at the Rotunda where Governor Tim Walz spoke in support of mental health changes.
That afternoon, we met with local state representatives, Tama Theis from the House of Representatives and Jerry Relph from the Senate. At the State Capitol building, we sat in on a committee meeting and walked to the governor's office, but unfortunately he was unavailable to visit.
While with our representatives, we reviewed bills on the Minnesota Health Records Act Reform, telemedicine, teacher training, mental health services and lack of hospital beds for mental health patients.
It was a very informative day and we truly felt we did our part in trying to make a difference. We will be participating in future events at the Capitol and will keep you updated.
Unfortunately, the play on March 20 “Every Brilliant Thing” hosted by Great Theatre was canceled. This is a touring play and we are unsure of a return date. The play was sponsored by Jackson Roeder Memorial Fund.
Let the Sunshine Run/Walk has been canceled for April 25 and a new date is tentatively scheduled for August 1. Stay tuned for more information.
Resources to Share
We are always looking for ways to support you and your loved ones during times of need. Please follow the link below for resources to support mental health during the current situation with COVID-19.