Gov. Shapiro Continues to Address MH Issues, Seeks Support for Funds (May 28, 2023)

Governor Shapiro continued to convene important conversations about mental health, hosting a roundtable with Parkland High School students in Lehigh County and a conversation on Black Mental Health with Department of Education Acting Secretary Khalid Mumin, First Lady Lori Shapiro, and experts and advocates from across the Commonwealth who are using their voices online to end the stigma.  

The Governor is also shoring up support for his budget proposal that includes $500 million over the next five years so schools can fund mental health counselors and services on site and $20 million in 2023-24, which would grow to $60 million annually by 2027-28, to restore mental health funding for Pennsylvania counties.