Hochul proposes spending more on mental health
Nick Reisman reports at New York State of Politics that Gov. Kathy. Hochul a $1 billion mental health plan in her 2023 "State of the State" speech Jan. 10. The proposal would expand psychiatric beds and housing units. The plan is prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to address a worsening homelessness crisis. Hochul said, "We have underinvested in mental health care for so long, and allowed the situation to become so dire, that it has become a public safety crisis, as well. This proposal marks a monumental shift to make sure no one falls through the cracks and to finally and fully meet the mental health needs of all New Yorkers." Read more about this story at New York State of Politics.