McGreevey vows push on care of mentally ill

October 02, 2001
Targeting just about every issue important to people with mental illness, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jim McGreevey made sweeping promises Monday to create a more stable system of mental health care in New Jersey.
     The Woodbridge mayor vowed to provide more money for housing, treatment programs, and job development to help more of the mentally ill live independently and productively in the community.
     "Mental health is a critical aspect of health," McGreevey said. "We need to break down the stigma of mental illness. My commitment to you is to address this issue head on and to make it a priority for the next administration."