Recommendation 10

Recommendation 10: Increase existing available mental health resources (e.g., Community Mental Health Centers, or by engaging Public Health Networks) to increase the capacity of services and decrease wait times.

Status: In Progress

Lead Agency: Department of Health and Human Services,  Bureau of Children’s Behavioral Health


  • Part of the 10-Year DHHS Mental Health Plan
  • Monitoring Legislation:
    • SB5 – Veto’d by Governor.
    • SB11 – Signed by Governor.
    • HB308 – Tabled by House Committee.
  • Department of Health and Human Services was awarded a $2 million Rapid Response grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to expand crisis response services for children, youth, and adults due to COVID-19. The grant expanded crisis response teams at all 10 community mental health centers by providing one additional Masters level clinical and one additional peer support specialist.