Press Releases ICYMI: Gov. Evers Invests in Youth Mental Health, Hiring and Training Mental Health Professionals

In case you missed it, Governor Tony Evers announced that he will be investing $14 million from the American Rescue Plan toward youth mental health services and filling jobs in behavioral healthcare. Gov. Evers’ investment will help fund a youth mental healthcare walk-in clinic and a pediatric psychology residency program at Children’s Wisconsin.

Gov. Evers also directed funds to UW-Whitewater, which will be used to hire and train mental health professionals and expand the university’s behavioral healthcare programs.

Gov. Evers is committed to helping Wisconsinites access quality, affordable mental healthcare.  This past April, Gov. Evers stood with students, teachers, parents, and mental health professionals at schools across Wisconsin and launched his “Get Kids Ahead” initiative to expand access to mental health resources to every school district in Wisconsin.

Read more on how Gov. Evers is doing the right thing and expanding access to healthcare:

Channel 3000: Evers, DHS announce $14.1M investment to grow mental health workforce

  • “‘Every Wisconsinite should have access to the quality, affordable healthcare they need when they need it,’ Evers said. ‘These investments today build on the work we’ve been doing to expand mental health services in our state.’”

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Gov. Tony Evers to allocate $14 million of federal funds toward mental health services

  • “Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday his administration will allocate roughly $14 million in federal funding to mental health services in collaboration with the state Department of Health Services.”