Leaders discuss mental health


The Desert Sun — The Coachella Valley’s four highest-profile lawmakers made a rare joint appearance Friday for a panel discussion about how to make The Desert Sunmental health care more affordable and lighten the stigma for those coping with mental illness.

The “Mental Health Summit II” drew about 80 behavioral health professionals and others to Cal State San Bernardino’s Palm Desert Campus to watch Rep. Mary Bono Mack, R-Palm Springs, join state Assemblymen Brian Nestande, R-Palm Desert, and V. Manuel Pérez, D-Coachella, and Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit.

The article was published Oct. 27, 2012.

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