State Receiving Funds To Address Mental Health In Public Schools

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Louisiana is receiving funds to expand mental health services for public school students across the state.

The Louisiana Department of Education is teaming up with the Department of Health to establish the Louisiana School Mental Health Support Program.  Through the program, the state will be awarded $1.8 million each year for the next five years.

The goal is to increase awareness of mental health issues among youth, provide training to school personnel on how to detect and respond to mental health issues and connect those struggling with resources.

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