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Mental Health Update

April 18, 2019
Mental Health Update

MH Update – 4/18/19 – Utica: Cuts To School Mental Health Programs

WUTR TV in Utica did a feature story yesterday on the impact of the loss of half a million dollars from the MHANYS School Mental Health and Training Center. 

We are very committed to continuing the work of the Center and the importance of highlighting mental health and wellness as an essential part of school climate. 

Cuts To School Mental Health Programs
Changes Could Be Coming To Statewide Training

By: Parker Tully
Updated: Apr 17, 2019 06:24 PM EDT

UTICA, N.Y. – The Mental Health Association in New York State had helped to pass legislation back in 2016 to implement mental health training for teachers. After 2 years, New york state gave the non-profit MHANYS $1 million for funding. Following the 2020 NYS Budget, that funding was cut in half which means changes could be coming to local schools looking to continue the implementation of these programs. Eyewitness News reporter Parker Tully brings us more.