Sunday, January 3, 2010

Mental Health Matters

I am going to speak in front of my state legislature budget committee on Friday, specifically to address the enormous budget cuts my state is eyeing in terms of mental health (they are slashing everything and mental health services are one of the things on the chopping block).

I must get up super early in the morning to meet everyone at 7:30 a.m. to drive to the meeting, sign up at 9 a.m. and speaking starts at 10 a.m. We get three minutes each. I am still figuring out what I will say, to write on 3x5 cards.

Wish me luck!:)


Wendy Love said...

I will not only wish you luck, but I will pray for you as well. You deserve credit for putting yourself out there and trying. You are speaking for so many others. Just think of all of those others when you are speaking when you get up and take your turn.

Wanda's Wings said...

I wish you the best of luck. There are just too many cuts being made to care. I think you are incredibly brave to do this.

'Tart said...

Thank you both! I need those prayers and appreciate them so much! I have been praying too, to be led as to what to say and to stay strong in the face of fear. (Public speaking scares everyone!) Thank you Wanda. You are right. It's an important subject and I am honored to get a chance to help.