Senator Baldwin working to spice up psychological well being assist


EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Senator Tammy Baldwin is working to spice up psychological well being assist throughout the nation.

Baldwin was a proponent of the brand new 9-8-8 psychological well being hotline, which rolled out final 12 months. She says 5 months after the beginning of the hotline, greater than 1.7 million folks have known as to make use of the service.

Senator Baldwin says the 2023 Omnibus Invoice handed late final 12 months contains grants and different parts of payments she has pushed to handle psychological well being points.

“The funding that we’re speaking about helps assist nonprofit psychological well being businesses and prepare and recruit extra people to have the ability to be psychological well being professionals,” Baldwin mentioned.

Baldwin says the grant cash within the Omnibus Invoice will go in direction of not solely psychological well being, but in addition combating drug overdoses and the opioid epidemic.


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