Mental Health a Focus at Capitol

Mental Health a Focus at Capitol

There will be a focus on mental health at the Wisconsin Capitol this week.

A Senate committee will hold hearings on a series of plans from Republicans to expand mental health care in the state. One of the plans would start a pilot program to help first responders deal with the stress of their jobs, while another would change Wisconsin’s telehealth rules to allow out-of-state doctors to take-on clients in Wisconsin. There is also a plan to connect mental health professionals with police officers during mental health calls. Lawmakers say the idea there is to help get someone to a doctor, and not necessarily jail.

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