February 24, 2022
Mental Health
  • Lawmakers are eyeing several areas of interest related to mental health and substance use policies. Priorities include developing a broader and more diverse workforce to serve a growing population; extending telehealth flexibilities; strengthening youth mental health, crisis care, and suicide prevention; addressing drug supply issues; improving treatment; and oversight of existing funds. In addition, two House-passed bills are awaiting Senate consideration: one would authorize grants to fund school-based mental health while the second would require agencies that get state educational grants to implement suicide awareness and prevention policies for grades six through 12. (Article here)