Florida: Congressman calls for more mental health professionals in schools

Feb 16, 2018, Fox4, Fort Myers, FL: Teachers union wants more mental health professionals in schools Teachers devastated after Wednesday's Parkland shooting. A teacher in Port Charlotte says enough is enough. … Congressman Rooney wrote about another recent law aimed to increase funds to train teachers, EMS, and other professionals on how to intervene before someone with a mental illness experiences a crisis. He also cited a law meant to reauthorize programs that focus on early treatment of children with severe emotional issues. Congressman Rooney said he will continue to support programs to help schools including more mental health treatment and prevention, and increased security in schools.