I have been an advocate for people with mental health issues for twenty plus years. As a person with lived experience, I have focused on the decriminalization of mental health treatment. I currently serve on several Boards and Advisory councils, including Governor’s appointments to the Idaho State Independent Living Council, and the Idaho State Planning Council on Behavioral Health.
I joined the Federation in hopes of impacting Children’s mental health care In Idaho. Being a parent, I am still concerned with the use of the criminal justice system as a prominent ( and at times only) avenue to access treatment.