Millions in funding to go toward youth mental health programs in Tennessee

Published: Dec. 28, 2021 at 8:57 PM CST
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Millions of dollars will go toward supporting youth mental health programs in Tennessee.

$6.5 million will be used for 10 programs, including Youth Villages, TN Voices, and Pathways, which all operate in the Mid-South.

Governor Bill Lee and lawmakers included the money in the 2022 fiscal year budget. The funds will be used for increasing school-based services, expanding emergency psychiatric help, and focusing on early intervention in children.

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