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Florida: U.S. Senator to introduce legislation "to hire more mental health providers for schools"

May 22, 2018, Newsmax: Sen. Nelson Calls for More Mental Health Providers at Schools https://www.newsmax.com/politics/bill-nelson-mental-health-providers-schools/2018/05/22/id/861708/ Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., will introduce legislation to hire more mental health providers for schools, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting. Nelson said the legislation is designed to help curb school shootings throughout the U.S., according to the newspaper. … "We have to do more to protect our kids in school and ensure that any student who needs mental health services is able to get them." … Nelson's legislation would provide education grants to colleges that team with low-income school districts to train mental health professions. It would also allow officials to forgive students loans for anyone working at least five years in low-income schools, the newspaper reported. Following the most recent school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, a Republican from Texas, argued mental health is part of the overall problem, CNN reported. …