The MHBG grant offers detailed, community-based mental health services to adults who have severe mental illnesses and to children with severe emotional disturbances. It is going to also be utilized to track progress in implementing a detailed, community-based psychological health program.”There’s clear evidence that anxiety linked to the COVID-19 outbreak is leading to a significant uptick in mental health and chemical abuse cases,” explained Hyde-Smith, who serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the subcommittee that funds national health plans.
“These issues won’t finish with the pandemic but may survive for several years. These grants will enable the state to boost its capacity to deal with these difficulties.”Mississippi has been given nearly $20.5 million in COVID-19 financing to deal with mental health and substance misuse issues in the country, U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith declared. The SABG capital will support preparation, implementation, and analysis activities that promote public health and prevent and treat substance abuse. The country will get $12,938,191 in Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant financing and $7,556,583 in Community Mental Health Services Block Grant funding.