LET Bradley is advocate for mentally ill
I wonder if people know how much Fran Bradley has helped the cause of people with mental illness and developmental disabilities?
My husband works for Zumbro Valley Mental Health Center and knows firsthand how Mr. Bradley has been an advocate. He has supported COLAs for mental health workers, been a speaker during "Mental Health Day on the Hill," and attended conferences and spoken on panels at the Annual Conference of the Minnesota Association of Community Mental Health Programs (MACMHP).
Most importantly, he was the key author of the Mental Health Act of 2001. That legislation required insurers to pay for court-ordered services, made it possible for hospitals to provide longer care for persons with mental illness, made new community and crisis services possible and increased Medicaid rates for many mental health services.
His efforts for people with mental illness led the MACMHP to recognize Rep. Bradley by presenting him with their 2001 Public Policy Leadership Award. My husband tells me Rep. Bradley's office door in St. Paul is always open, and he is always willing to listen thoughtfully and to help solve problems.
All of us should be proud to have a dedicated representative who works so hard to represent all of Rochester.