Community Partners, Inc. hosts mental health roundtable

Tucson – Community Partners, Inc. hosted Congresswoman Martha McSally and representatives from behavioral health care providers and law enforcement for a mental health roundtable on Thursday, January 21.

“Today was a tremendous opportunity to gather a cross-section of leaders in behavioral health, law-enforcement, corrections, veterans services, and peer and family services from Tucson and Southern Arizona to share thoughts and ideas,” said Neal Cash, President and Chief Executive Officer, Community Partners, Inc.

The goal of the event was to discuss challenges in serving the mental health needs of the community and possible solutions to those challenges. The group primarily discussed public stigma, the shortage of behavioral health care practitioners and communication barriers encountered both by providers and law enforcement.

The group wrapped up with a discussion on possible solutions to these, and other, issues and which solutions could be addressed at the federal level versus those that attendees could work on with state and local government.

Rep Martha McSally & CPI CEO Neal Cash“I want to sincerely thank Congresswoman McSally for taking the time to meet with us today. Her dedication and commitment to the issues of mental illness and substance abuse, issues which are affecting so many Americans, should be recognized and commended,” said Cash.

For more details, please read the press release from Congresswoman McSally’s office, and watch a television news report on the meeting.

Community Partners, Inc. is a non-profit organization with a long history in behavioral health care in Pima County, formerly as Community Partnership of Southern Arizona. Community Partners, through its subsidiaries, offers outpatient behavioral health care; housing and supportive housing services; consultation and training; a conference center with in-house catering for meetings and events; off-site catering and food service and environmental/business cleaning services. For more information on any of these services or businesses, please visit www.CommunityPartnersInc.org.