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NAMI Minnesota honors Lee

Dave Lee received the Public Service Award, which recognizes a local, state or federal government employee who demonstrates leadership and commitment to improving the mental health system.

Dave Lee, director of Carlton County Public Health and Human Services
Dave Lee, director of Carlton County Public Health and Human Services, received the Public Service Award from NAMI Minnesota on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022.
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Dave Lee, director of Carlton County Public Health and Human Services, received the Public Service Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness Minnesota at its annual conference on Nov. 5 at Saint Paul RiverCentre, according to a news release from NAMI Minnesota.

The Public Service Award recognizes a local, state or federal government employee who demonstrates leadership and commitment to improving the mental health system.

“Dave Lee has been innovative — using telehealth to provide services to people in jail — has worked closely with the tribes, strongly advocated for telehealth, and has focused on suicide prevention,” explained Mariah C. Owens, president of NAMI Minnesota’s Board of Directors. “He also has served on the State Advisory Council on Mental Health, and just recently completed his term as chair. While on the council, Dave advocated for Mental Health Day at the Fair. This event has become incredibly successful in raising awareness of the issue and the resources available across the state. Dave has demonstrated his leadership and commitment to building our mental health system, and we are very grateful."

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