For Immediate Release
Friday, February 3, 2017
Contact: Yonah Hong
CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE ROBERT LEE AHN CALLS FOR MORE FEDERAL MENTAL HEALTH FUNDING
Los Angeles — Following a brutal attack on an 83-year old woman in Koreatown yesterday, 34th District Congressional candidate Robert Lee Ahn shared his concerns for the growing number of mentally ill individuals living on our streets.
“The assailant appears to be an individual who is mentally severely compromised. However, we should not ignore the damage and danger to our communities from those individuals who must have, but are not getting, proper mental health care.”
“We must protect the innocent and vulnerable and make sure residents can walk our streets without being assaulted. This means we cannot continue to close our eyes to the ever growing need for greater assistance and tools to get mentally ill people the help they need.”