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Gov. Scott Signs Bill Aiding Mental Health, Substance Abuse

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

Gov. Scott signed a bill into law Friday providing more mental health and substance abuse services. The measure enforces a “No Wrong Door” policy, giving people treatment, regardless of how they enter the system, whether for criminal or personal reasons. It also funnels more federal dollars into behavioral health care.

Ashley Tressel is a senior Communication and English student at Florida State University. Before WFSU, she interned at the Executive Office of the Governor and The Borgen Project, a national nonprofit for global poverty. She also wrote freelance for Carbonated.tv, a multimedia news site and served as managing editor for the FSU International Programs magazine, Nomadic Noles, in Valencia, Spain. After graduation, Ashley plans to embark on her journalism career somewhere in Colorado.