Gov. Hochul announces $1 billion to improve access to mental health care in New York – CBS News
Hochul announces $1 billion mental health investment
NEW YORK — Gov. Kathy Hochul said she’s making mental health a priority in New York.
Hochul announced a $1 billion investment to improve access to mental health care Thursday at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx.
The governor said there’s a huge need for psychiatric beds, in particular.
“Our plan is to add 1,000 in-patient beds by funding 150 beds in state facilities and bringing 850 psych beds back online in hospitals,” said Hochul.
The plan includes transitional and longer-term supportive housing, outpatient services and employment help during recovery.
CBS New York Team
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