I understand a lot of people are saying veterans first and all that stuff, but I want to say that we are all right here. Ideally, EVERYONE should have mental health resources and services: veterans, criminals, and the general public alike. A lot of studies have been done to find that criminals often become criminals because of their predisposition in socioeconomic status, trauma, and/ or mental illness (whether it onset naturally or was caused by social factors such as bullying). A good deal of criminals are also on drug-related charges, meaning mental health services (which should be done jointly with substance use services) could not only clean up those particular criminals, but also prevent them from going back. I understand the veterans part, I really do, and I agree they need a heck of an increase in mental health funding. However, mental health funding is bad in general, and needs to be increased across the board.