Mental health experts, advocates and parents spoke at the last of six Connecticut community forums on children’s mental health in Stamford on Tuesday. The speakers hope their testimony will help direct a new plan being developed by the state’s Department of Children and Families.
Community mental health advocates descended on Albany Tuesday. They were there to voice their approval for more than $200 million earmarked in Governor Andrew Cuomo's budget proposal for new community services and supports for New Yorkers with psychiatric conditions.
Connecticut's Department of Children and Families announced on Tuesday that they’re beginning to develop a plan to address the behavioral health needs of children in the state. Mental health providers say the plan needs to focus on getting care to young people.