Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has been clear in his commitment to addressing children’s mental health. In his FY18 budget, the Governor included additional $2.5 million to provide mental health services to the full population of children from birth to age five. And during his State of the State Address this year, Gov Deal spoke about the additional funds, stating, that the money was “dedicated to covering the full child population of Medicaid and PeachCare for children with behavioral and mental health issues.”

The Governor took his commitment a step further Wednesday, announcing the creation of the Commission on Children’s Mental Health, which is charged with providing recommendations on improving state mental health services for children.

 

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