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Governor visits Guam Behavioral Health

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The governor and lieutenant governor continue their tour of government agencies, this time

Meeting with employees of the Behavioral Health and Wellness Center. As a senator, Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero passed the mental health parity bill, which required insurance companies to treat coverage of medical and mental health cases the same.

"We need our community and our people here to really understand that mental health is something that we have to pay attention to," the governor said. "During our campaign, we talked a lot about drug addiction which is very very high here. Suicide is very high here. Bullying is very high here. There's a lot of social and health issues, sexual assault. Those kinds of things that really, I think really diminishes the overall mental health of our people."

The governor said they are also concerned about rehabilitation and the lack of a detox center. She views health care as a continuum which mental health plays a key part of.

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