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More than $100 million announced to support mental health services

Funding used to boost mental health services for kids
Published: May. 11, 2022 at 8:48 AM EDT|Updated: May. 11, 2022 at 11:52 AM EDT
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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Connecticut’s governor announced $100 million to support mental health services.

Gov. Ned Lamont participated in a news conference in which he announced the impending release of the funding that was approved during the recent legislative session.

Gov. Ned Lamont held a news conference to announce the impending release of the funding that was approved during the recent legislative session.

Lamont said the money will be used to support mental health services in Connecticut.

“So it important for early access,” he said. “That’s why there’s daycare, that’s why getting to the home when mom’s just had that kid, right through to daycare and early childcare and making sure people don’t feel stigmatized.”

He was joined by Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services commissioner Nancy Navarretta, Department of Public Health commissioner Manisha Juthani, state Department of Education commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker, Department of Children and Families deputy commissioner Michael Williams, Galo Rodriguez, CEO of The Village for Families and Children, and John Turgeon, board chair of The Village for Families and Children.