3-year, $25M city mental health program to consider public input

The city issued a press release Thursday asking for the community’s assistance in constructing a three-year plan to bolster mental health services in the city. The plan will increase early prevention and wellness services by focusing on outreach, assessment and treatment for populations from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and of all ages. “There needs to be more dialogue surrounding (mental health issues),” said Athena Chin, a Berkeley High School senior in an email.

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