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Mental Health Service Boosts Ahead For NevCo

Higher-than-anticipated funding is allowing some notable service enhancements for Nevada County’s Behavioral Health Department. A public comment period is underway through January sixth. Then, the next day, the county’s Mental Health Board is scheduled to consider the amendment to its Mental Health Services Act. Priya Kannall is the Act’s coordinator. She says most of the additional one-time revenue is from the one-percent income tax of millionaires, passed by California voters, that is set aside for mental health help. That includes housing…

click to listen to Priya Kannall

Kannall also mentions more funding being allocated for what’s called Community Crisis Response…

click to listen to Priya Kannall

Also more support for LGBTQ students in high schools. The additional money will also fund one-time and strategic increases for currently funded providers to cover one-time capital costs and certain programs.

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