Attached is very powerful testimony from MHANYS Public Policy Director
John Richter about the link between mental health and substance abuse and
highlighting the significance of mental health education as part of the
framework for any preventative efforts in combatting heroin and opioid
addiction. Also, he identifies the need for Mental Health First Aid as a
first responder approach to teaching participants how to recognize and
respond to substance abuse disorders and other behavioral health disorders.

pdf icon MHANYS-Heroin-Task-Force-Testimony.pdf

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