Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Rodriguez go to Wausau on statewide tour highlighting psychological well being


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – Following the State of the State tackle on Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers, Lt. Gov. Sarah Rodriguez, and administration members visited Wausau on Wednesday to spotlight psychological well being assets.

Secretary Amy Pechacek from the Wisconsin Division of Workforce Improvement and Secretary Emilie Amundson from the Wisconsin Division of Kids and Households joined the governor and lieutenant governor throughout their go to Wednesday touring to Waukesha, Wausau, and Ashland.

Through the State of the State tackle Tuesday evening, Gov. Evers promised to spend $500 million in the direction of psychological well being companies, together with $270 million in assist of youth psychological well being alone as he declared that 2023 is the yr of psychological well being. “The state of psychological well being in Wisconsin is a quiet, burgeoning disaster that I consider could have catastrophic penalties for generations if we don’t deal with it with the urgency it requires,” stated Gov. Evers.

Gov. Evers confirmed confidence throughout his go to that his initiative shall be backed no matter their political get together. He stated, “It has a direct affect on our economic system and other people’s capacity to work, keep at work and admittedly get pleasure from life. We wish to make certain we’ve got the assets accessible to all communities in order that they’ve the chance to tackle the difficulty of psychological well being.”

In October 2021, Gov. Evers awarded the Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Help Affiliation Inc. $2 million to proceed and increase its work to assist psychological and behavioral well being companies by way of its statewide Mission Resiliency initiative. WUCMAA additionally obtained $1 million by way of the Equitable Restoration Grant Program and $2 million by way of the Numerous Enterprise Help Grant Program to assist their work serving Hmong, Southeast Asian, and underserved communities all through the state.


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