Annie Kuster, Robert Burns on mental health

2022 Granite State Debate with candidates in 2nd District: Mental health crisis Updated: 10:37 PM…

Annie Kuster, Robert Burns on mental health

2022 Granite State Debate with candidates in 2nd District: Mental health crisis



NEXT QUESTION COMING FROM OVER AT THE MODERATOR’S DESK. NEW HAMPSHIRE’S MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM CONTINUES TO STRUGGLE TO MEET THE DEMAND FOR SERVICES. WHAT LEGISLATION, IF ANY, WOULD YOU SUPPORT TO INCREASE OR EXPEDITE THE TRAINING AND HIRING OF MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS? OR IS THIS THE STATE’S RESPONSIBILITY? MR.. AGAIN, I THINK A LOT OF THIS STUFF IS ON THE STATE. YOU KNOW, IT’S NOT EVEN JUST WITH MENTAL HEALTH, BUT, YOU KNOW, CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES. YOU KNOW, I WENT SOME FORUMS THE OTHER DAY ON THAT AND GOT TO LEARN LOT. BUT I THINK THAT THE STATE THE BEST TO DEAL WITH IT AND TO FIGURE OUT. BUT YOU KNOW TO TALK MORE ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH SOMETHING I WAS TALKING ABOUT IN THE THAT WE HAVE BROUGHT UP. YOU NEED TO BE 21 YEARS OLD TO BUY A CIGARET IN THIS STATE NOW. BUT ANY 12 YEAR OLD CAN SIT FOR SIX, SEVEN, 8 HOURS A DAY ON TOCK AND SOCIAL MEDIA. THE THE CONSTANT STREAM AND QUITE FRANKLY, EVEN YOUR COMMERCIALS AND THE FEAR MONGERING THAT THEY’RE DOING IS WHAT’S CONTRIBUTING TO THIS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE THAT WE HAVE. IT’S THE CONSTANT STREAM OF TICK TOCK. IT’S THE CONSTANT STREAM OF, YOU KNOW, BODY IMAGE PROBLEMS THAT GIRLS ARE HAVING OR PEOPLE THAT AND BOYS, LET’S FACE IT, IN THIS CONSTANT OF ALL THIS MONEY THAT PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY HAVE KIDS OUT THERE THAT PRETEND THAT THEY HAVE FERRARIS ON TIKTOK, BUT THEY DON’T REALLY. BUT IT’S CAUSING A OF THESE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES AND WE SHOULD BE REGULATE KNOWING HOW MUCH CHILDREN ARE ON ALL OF THESE NETWORKS AND STREAMS AND SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. BECAUSE THIS IS CAUSING THE PROBLEMS. CONGRESSWOMAN, WHAT LEGISLATION WOULD YOU SUPPORT TO INCREASE OR EXPEDITE THE TRAINING OF MENTAL HEALTH IN YOUR AREA? WELL, I’VE BEEN A BIG PROPONENT OF FUNDING FOR OUR COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS, NOT JUST TERMS OF BRICKS AND MORTAR. THAT’S IMPORTANT, BUT ALSO AS, SAY, IN TRAINING AND MAKING SURE THAT WE BUILD THE WORKFORCE FIRST. ONE OF THE BARE SILVER LININGS THAT WE’VE HAD OUT OF THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC IS THAT MANY PEOPLE WHO HAVE GOTTEN THE TREATMENT THAT THEY NEED AND GOTTEN BOTH THE MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE TREATMENT SO THAT THEY ARE BACK IN THE WORKFORCE, HAVE CHOSEN TO GO INTO THIS. AND I THINK THAT’S A REALLY IMPORTANT NEW DEVELOPMENT. ANOTHER PIECE OF THIS I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS IMMIGRATION ACTUALLY, WE JUST RECENTLY SUCCESSFULLY ENCOURAGED THE NORTHERN BORDERS REGIONAL COMMISSION TO PROCESS A PROGRAM AND FOR J-1 VISAS FOR PHYSICIANS IN THE NORTH COUNTRY, THE NORTH COUNTRY HOSPITALS WERE HAVING A TERRIBLE TIME RECRUITING AND THIS WILL HELP WITH AND RETENTION. I WANT TO EXPAND THAT AND I’VE ALREADY BEEN TALKING WITH COLLEAGUES ABOUT HOW TO EXPAND THAT SESSION SO THAT THAT COULD

2022 Granite State Debate with candidates in 2nd District: Mental health crisis

VIDEO: Rep. Annie Kuster and her challenger Robert Burns discuss what they would support to add more mental health professionals in New Hampshire.

VIDEO: Rep. Annie Kuster and her challenger Robert Burns discuss what they would support to add more mental health professionals in New Hampshire.