Menendez, Booker Announce $1.8M to Support Mental Health Services Across NJ

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-N.J.) today announced $1,835,885 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support mental health services provided by the New Jersey Department of Human Services.

“The mental health challenges facing our country, especially our young people, must be addressed,” said Sen. Menendez, a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee that sets national health policy. “Whether it is a rise anxiety disorders, depression, or in the worst and most tragic cases — the loss of young people from suicide — we know that this growing crisis started long before the pandemic. This funding will help residents across the state receive the help and treatment they need.”

“The pandemic has spotlighted the importance of accessible and affordable mental health services,” said Sen. Booker. “This federal funding will help New Jerseyans access the care they need.”

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  1. Gotta love the Gov.

    They announce money being “dedicated to a cause”, without a plan of how it will be used and how people who need it can get help…

    For the blinded tax payers, it sounds like they care for the people (ahead of elections).

    For the realistic tax payers, it’s too small of an amount to actually address the existing issues. Why this amount and what is the plan for it? (Who’s pocket is it lining?)

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