Letters: HB 214 gives mentally ill a voice

Approximately 38,000 Americans commit suicide each year; 90 percent are considered to have a mental illness.

Rep. Pete Higgins pre-filed HB 214; the goal of the bill is to improve the grievance procedure law for the 27,000 psychiatric patients who receive treatment each year in Alaska.

Become one voice for one patient who can’t speak for themselves. Call and support HB 214.

— Faith Myers, Dorrance Collins

mental health advocates,