Mental Health Care

People seeking help for mental disorders or substance abuse now have more options. 

Regan McCarthy

After a push from members of the House a bill to make changes to the state’s Baker Act rules got a hearing in its first Senate committee Monday, but the group of lawmakers  gave the measure quite a make-over.

Following the school shooting in Connecticut that left more than 20 children and a number of adults dead, Floridians are taking a close look at their own vulnerability.  Experts have started raising concerns about Florida’s low level of spending for mental health services, and the governor has asked schools to take a look at beefing up their safety plans.