Capitol Update: Rep. Susan Ruiz says state must do more to address mental health

Rep. Susan Ruiz. File photo.

Each week during the 2022 Kansas legislative session, we will provide Shawnee Mission area legislators the opportunity to share their thoughts about what’s happening in the state capitol.

Below is this week’s submission from Democratic Rep. Susan Ruiz of Kansas House District 23, which covers parts of Lenexa, Overland Park and Shawnee.