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Release: Rep. Kelly Morrison Earns Paul Wellstone Advocacy Award

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

St. Paul, MN- Rep. Kelly Morrison (DFL-Deephaven) has been recognized for her work related to mental health from the Minnesota Psychiatric Society. The Society gives the Paul Wellstone Advocacy Award to individuals who have displayed long term commitment to advocation for Minnesotans with mental illness.

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive the 2021 Paul Wellstone Advocacy Award from the Minnesota Psychiatric Society,” said Rep. Morrison. “I am so grateful for the people who devote their careers to taking care of and advocating for people with mental illness. Their work has never been more important. I am proud to partner with them on legislation that increases access to the mental health care people need.”

The Paul Wellstone Advocacy Award honors the memory of Senator Paul Wellstone, a strong advocate for justice who fought tirelessly for the needs of the mentally ill, by selecting award recipients whose contributions personify these ideals.

Representative Morrison has championed successful legislation to enhance mental health telemedicine access in Minnesota, extend postpartum health coverage from 60 days to one year for new mothers on Medical Assistance, limit individual screen time in pre-k and kindergarten and provide grants to ensure digital and mental well-being for students.

The Minnesota Psychiatric Society (MPS) is a branch of the American Psychiatric Association. They represent over 400 physicians: Minnesota psychiatrists in training and in practice, in all subspecialties from child to geriatrics; and in practice settings from hospitals, academia, integrated care, prisons, and more.

Representative Kelly Morrison represents House District 33B, which includes the cities of Deephaven, Shorewood, Tonka Bay, Minnetonka Beach, Mound, Chanhassen, Excelsior, Spring Park, and Greenwood. Rep. Morrison encourages her constituents to share input and ideas with her at the Capitol anytime at 651-296-4315 or at