We need to do more to address the opioid crisis and the holes in our mental health care system. There shouldn’t be a daily average of 45 people statewide waiting for beds at the state mental hospital. Our most sick should not be sitting in the same facility for “treatment” as felons. We still aren’t doing enough to treat the people in our community with mental health issues. There has not been a rate increase for the provision of mental health services since 2006. Too often substance abuse goes hand in hand with mental health and for that “dual diagnosis” population we are not going to get anywhere unless we effectively treat both problems at the same time. We need appropriate funding and service provision to make sure that our healthcare system as a whole provides quality care for all, while fighting the opioid crisis.