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Nebraska: $9M in state funds to help "schools access mental health resources"

Nov 13, 2018, KETV, Omaha, NE: $9 million grant to boost mental health services in schools Gov. Pete Ricketts announced Nebraska received a $9 million federal grant aimed at helping schools access mental health resources. … "If you think about children and youth that have severe emotional disturbances, they are spending a majority of their the day in daycares and schools," said Sheri Dawson, DHHS director of Behavioral Health. The five-year grant will launch pilot projects in South Sioux City, Chadron and Hastings. The projects will utilize existing programs such as the behavioral health resources tool kit that helps teachers know what to look for and who to call. …

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