October 1, 2023 3:13 pm
Maryland legislators unveil $120 million funding for student mental health services

Maryland lawmakers in Baltimore are taking action to address student mental health issues. A total of $120 million dollars will be invested in behavioral and mental health services for students from kindergarten through 12th grade. Senate President Bill Ferguson, who played a key role in this bipartisan effort, emphasizes the importance of these services for all families.

Ferguson acknowledges the challenges today’s students are facing, which are unprecedented in human history. The stressors they encounter require more support than what teachers and principals alone can provide. It is crucial for the community to come together and work in partnership to ensure that students have the necessary resources and support to thrive.

Although the new mental health services are still in the planning stages, they are a significant step towards addressing the mental health needs of Maryland students. The aim is to provide them with the level of engagement and support they require to be their best selves.

The CBS Baltimore Staff, a team of experienced journalists, brings you this information on CBSBaltimore.com.

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