Mental health is civil rights issue of today

A Las Cruces Sun-News Op-Ed

In a Las Cruces Sun-News Op-Ed, Patrick J. Kennedy writes;

“We are in a mental health and addiction crisis in our country. About 450 New Mexicans die by suicide each year; one in five of them are veterans. At the same time, New Mexico’s drug overdose death rate has been one of the highest in the nation for two decades.”