House unveils broad mental health bill

Calling children’s mental health the top priority for their chamber this session, House Democrats and Republicans gathered on Friday to unveil a sweeping bill that addresses the health crisis in schools, medical facilities and the community.

House Bill 5001an Act Concerning Children’s Mental Health, includes initiatives to improve and expand mental health workforce development, services in schools, insurance coverage, resources for behavioral health providers and programs, and systems currently in place.

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