Officials Highlight Effort To Boost Mental Health Services For Kids

Reps. Liz Linehan (left) and Tammy Exum speak at The Village about increased funding for mental health services. Photo credit: Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie

State Rep. Tammy Exum of West Hartford, who has advocated for increased mental health services for children, and Rep. Liz Linehan of Cheshire, joined Gov. Ned Lamont and other officials at a press release at The Village for Families and Children on Wednesday.

By Hugh McQuaid, CTNewsJunkie.com 

At a Hartford-based community provider Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont and a handful of his agency commissioners highlighted the expected impact of more than $100 million in recently passed funding aimed at increasing behavioral health services for Connecticut children.

The governor appeared at The Village for Families and Children, a recipient of new state funding included in a trio of bills passed by the legislature this session in an effort to shore up the state’s mental health services for kids.

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