O’Ban, Braun and Becker announce legislation to improve mental health care in Washington

State Sens. Steve O’Ban, R-University Place, John Braun, R-Centralia, and Randi Becker, R-Eatonville, will host a news conference tomorrow to announce proposals aimed at making major improvements to mental health care and addiction recovery in Washington state.

The media availability will focus on proposed legislation, including: empowering families to help their loved ones suffering from mental illness and crippling addictions, expanding the mental health workforce, protecting communities from violent offenders with mental health issues, bringing high-quality mental health care into schools and building the infrastructure necessary to provide effective treatment and care in a community setting.

TIME: 10 a.m.

DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018

LOCATION: Recovery Response Center (2150 Freeman Road E., Fife, WA 98424)