Senate Bill 480, which will offer student loan aid to mental health and substance abuse counselors, received final approval from the Georgia House Monday.  Carried in the House by state Rep. Sharon Cooper, R-Marietta, the bill received bipartisan support as a way to boost the number of mental health professionals in the state, allowing them to apply to the Georgia Board of Health Care Workforce for aid in repaying student loan debts.  Mental health has been a priority for legislators in recent years and the bill has that effort RISING…

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