Mental Health a Focus at Capitol ⋆ 715Newsroom.com
There will be a focus on mental health at the Wisconsin Capitol this week.
A Senate committee will hold hearings on a series of plans from Republicans to expand mental health care in the state. One of the plans would start a pilot program to help first responders deal with the stress of their jobs, while another would change Wisconsin’s telehealth rules to allow out-of-state doctors to take-on clients in Wisconsin. There is also a plan to connect mental health professionals with police officers during mental health calls. Lawmakers say the idea there is to help get someone to a doctor, and not necessarily jail.