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A major bipartisan accomplishment is how central Illinois' representation in Congress described recent mental health legislation.

 

Congressman Rodney Davis says action last week in the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C. will begin to reform the mental health system by giving local authorities the ability to intervene before a major crisis happens.

 

 

According to the Congressman, mental health professionals won't necessarily be able to stop some of these tragedies, but he says it gives them the opportunity to recognize something before a situation gets out of hand.

 

 

Davis says things like the San Bernadino shooting or the Dallas night club massacre likely won't be preventable with this legislation, he does hope domestic terror will be addressed soon.

 

 

Congressman Davis points out the second leading cause of death among teens and young adults is suicide. He calls the system broken and failing the people who need it. 

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