State Rep. Briggs King Nationally Recognized for Advancing Good Mental Health

Posted on 08-16-2022

Mental Health America (MHA) has recognized 11 state legislators as MHA’s 2022 Legislative Champions, including two from Delaware.   Delaware State Rep. Ruth Briggs King (R-Georgetown, Long Neck) was among those honored.  According to MHA officials, Rep. Briggs King was selected for her work to enhance access to telehealth and telemedicine services, and her efforts to ensure student access to mental health professionals in schools.   Mental Health America describes itself as “the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all.”   State Sen. Laura Sturgeon (D-Sharpley) was the other Delaware legislator recognized.   “These legislators are all working tirelessly in their states to improve mental health support and increase access to care for their constituents,” said Debbie Plotnick, executive vice president for state and federal advocacy at MHA.  “We at MHA appreciate their commitment and commend their achievements in school-based mental health, parity, crisis care, telehealth, and more. They are an inspiration to the other legislators in their states and nationwide”