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WISD gets $2.3 million for mental health programs

Washtenaw County Intermediate School District
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Washtenaw County officials are taking steps to expand mental health services for the community’s school children.

The county is allocating $2.3 million to the Washtenaw Intermediate School District to help fund its mental health programs.

Lisa Gentz is a program administrator for Washtenaw County Mental Health. She says the expanded programming will help address a variety of issues, including substance use.

“So, trying to get additional services in the schools to not only help address the issue in the school but also get those students connected to additional support."

Gentz says the money is coming from the county’s Public Safety and Mental Health Millage and will be distributed over the next three years.

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Taylor Pinson is a WEMU news reporter and engineer during WEMU's broadcast of NPR's All Things Considered.
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