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ALABAMA: Dept of ed wants $7.7M for school-based mental health services

Jan 24, 2020, WAAY-TV Huntsville, AL: STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WANTS TO ADD MORE FUNDING FOR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN SCHOOLS https://www.waaytv.com/content/news/State-Department-of-Education-wants-to-add-more-funding-for-mental-health-services-in-schools-567276981.html The State Department of Education is working to improve mental health services in schools. The department wants $7.7 million in extra funding. "I think across our state and certainly across our district, we're seeing an increase of mental health issues at an earlier age for students," Keith Trawick, a student services supervisor for Madison County Schools, said…. "Having someone that is strictly focused on mental health issues and making sure that those needs are being met on a day to day that'll be fantastic for a school system, but most importantly a huge win for a student," Trawick said. The money would also provide more full-time therapists to schools. …