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Pennsylvania Mental Health Advocates Hopeful for Funding Increase

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The governor’s proposed budget includes a more than 4% increase for county mental health agencies. Transforming Health’s Brett Sholtis reports, in past years these proposals didn’t make it into the final budget — but this year, counties are hopeful.

Read the full story at: https://www.witf.org/2022/06/15/pennsylvania-mental-health-advocates-hopeful-for-funding-increase/

(Original air-date: 6/20/22)

Brett Sholtis is a health reporter for WITF/Transforming Health. Sholtis is the 2021-2022 Reveal Benjamin von Sternenfels Rosenthal Grantee for Mental Health Investigative Journalism with the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. His award-winning work on problem areas in mental health policy and policing helped to get a woman moved from a county jail to a psychiatric facility. Sholtis is a University of Pittsburgh graduate and a Pennsylvania Army National Guard Kosovo campaign veteran.