Jim Hood Weighs in on Mental Health Issues in Mississippi
Attorney General and Mississippi’s Democratic candidate in the upcoming race for governor, Jim Hood, weighed in on the matter of mental health.
His comment: “Since February 2013, I have been warning the Legislature about the underfunding of community mental health care. I sent the Legislature letter after letter, informing them of the other mental health litigation by the Department of Justice against our state for failing to adequately fund mental health care in our communities. We even provided the costs paid by other states facing this litigation. The Legislature continuously chose to put money toward big corporate tax cuts rather than meet the needs of those among us who need our assistance. The result has been a lawsuit and a federal court order that will cost us more.”