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      Mental health is an important issue to local state representative

      Local Missouri State Representative Nate Walker visited the Preferred Family Healthcare offices in Kirksville Monday.

      Walker toured the rooms, met with staff and patients while thanking them for their hard work.

      Mental health is an important issue to Walker.

      It's also becoming one of the main issues on the assembly floor.

      "We need to look into mental health and make sure we come up with a good budget to provide those services to people who need it. This is will help our society. Mental health is a prevented thing to keep us from having problems that we don't need to have. This is an important part of my agenda. I want to learn more about the mental health issue," Walker said.

      Walker has already co-sponsored bills on mental health during this general assemblyn at the Missouri State Capitol.

      For more about these bills and Walker click here.