Tag: mental health
This week, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., who sits on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee, announced more than $7 million in grants from the U.S. Department of Justice headed to the Sunshine State. "These grants...
As a society, our focus on employees’ mental health has increased tremendously over the past few years. As more celebrities and high-profile leaders speak out about their experiences, mental health is starting to be...
On Tuesday, Florida First Lady Casey DeSantis, the chairwoman of the Florida Children and Youth Cabinet, convened a meeting to hear Cabinet members’ priorities, discuss the social stigma of mental health and provide updates on building resiliency in Florida’s students.
Florida Congressmen Bring Back the Enhance Access to Support Essential Behavioral Health Services Act
According to the congressman’s office, the bill “will improve the ability of vulnerable populations (seniors, children and the disabled) to access high-quality mental health services” and “will permanently allow Medicare and Medicaid to reimburse for behavioral health services delivered via telehealth.”
The program will help expand access to behavioral health care services by recruiting and training new mental health professionals to serve the most vulnerable populations in Central Florida.
Perlmutter’s bill will “study the potential mental health effects of active shooter drills in K-12 schools” and “will help inform and identify best practices in order to maximize the effectiveness of school safety drills while minimizing the trauma to students and staff members.”
Sports Teams, Athletes Back First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Resiliency Initiative to Empower Florida Students
Unveiled at Amway Arena, professional sports teams, organizations, and athletes from across Florida are lending their support for these resiliency efforts.
Peters first introduced the bill in June and the U.S. House passed the measure on a voice vote in September. However, the U.S. Senate did not clear the companion bill championed by then U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Col.
Trump Signs David Trone’s, John Rutherford’s Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act into Law
“The Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020, would help law enforcement partner with mental health providers to provide incarcerated individuals community care as they transition back into society. This care includes medication-assisted treatment, community-level crisis response programs, and technical assistance to develop innovative training and treatment for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals suffering from mental illness. Recidivism rates decline when we address the mental health challenges that place formerly incarcerated individuals at risk of reoffending,” Rutherford’s office noted.
Rutherford, who rose to serve as sheriff of Duval County, said his background in law enforcement helped lead him to support the bill.
This $23 million in funding, derived from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will reinforce mental health support available in Florida and allow the Department of Children and Families (DCF) to continue providing mental health and substance abuse treatment for Floridians in need.
Casey DeSantis: $5.2 Million Grant to Rebuild Pre-Schools, Expand Mental Health Services in Counties...
In some areas of the region, more than half of their childcare and preschool facilities were lost or severely damaged.
12Page 1 of 2