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Yolanda and Her Law

Yolanda and Her Law

January 27, 2010

Today marks the two year anniversary of Yolanda Torres’ death. Yolanda was a remarkable young woman who shared her story of living with mental health needs in testimony before the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee in May 2007.

With the support of her family, Chapter 321 of the Act of 2008 (An Act Relative To Children’s Mental Health), has become known to many as Yolanda’s Law.

Lisa Lambert of the Parent/Professional Advocacy League has posted a remembrance of Yolanda and some thoughts on her legacy.

Matt Noyes

Policy Manager