Mental Health Special District
Sarasota County recently launched an online survey to gather public feedback regarding a proposed mental health care special district. NAMI Sarasota County has joined with other community leaders in supporting efforts to move this initiative forward.
We know that one in five Floridians has a mental health condition yet Florida ranks 50th in per-capita mental health funding. The cost of untreated mental illness for Sarasota youth alone is estimated to be $86,179,317 annually. New funding, if approved, could provide support above and beyond the current level of service to the direct benefit of all citizens in our community.