Lawmakers focusing on Georgians’ mental health – WSB-TV Channel 2


ATLANTA – Mental health is getting the attention of Georgia lawmakers.

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Local advocates shared their insights with lawmakers Tuesday at the 32nd annual Mental Health Day at the State Capitol.

They are calling for more resources to help people suffering from mental illness.

The theme for 2023 is: One Georgia, Collaborate and Connect.


“One of the things we need to do is increase our Medicaid payment for mental health professionals. So, we can bring in more manpower to help treat people with mental health issues,” said Kim Jones.

According to Mental Health America, Georgia ranks 48th in access to care.

If you or a loved one is experiencing emotional distress or suicidal thoughts, call 988 to connect with a lifeguard specialist for support.

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