2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Krupicka
Co-Patron(s): Dance, Hope, Kory, Lopez, O'Bannon, Ward, Watts, Yost
Mental Health First Aid - CSBs

Item 315 #3h

Item 315 #3h

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Health And Human Resources
Grants To Localities FY2013 $0 FY2014 $2,500,000 GF

Page 285, line 35, strike "$325,471,560" and insert "$327,971,560".

(This amendment provides $2.5 million from the general fund the second year to the community services boards (CSBs) to dedicate up to four staff in each of the five Health Planning Regions to be trainers in Mental Health First Aid for the community including school employees. Funding will be used to cover the cost of the staff person dedicated to this activity, training and certification, and manuals and certification for all those receiving the training. Mental Health First Aid is a 12-hour interactive course that teaches the risk factors and warning signs and symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, and substance use disorders. MHFA builds an understanding of how these illnesses affect people, provides an overview of common treatments, and teaches basic skills for providing help to someone who may be experiencing symptoms.)