Program will prepare more students for careers in high-demand mental health care fields
Gov. Jay Nixon today announced that his balanced budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2015 will include $20 million in grants for Missouri’s public colleges and universities to educate an additional 1,200 students for careers in high-demand mental health care fields through the Governor’s Caring for Missourians: Mental Health initiative.
“From teaching a child with autism how to interact with peers, to working with law enforcement to respond to a parent in mental health crisis, these health professionals will build on the work we’ve already done to strengthen communities and make sure Missourians have access to the care they need,” Gov. Nixon said. “With our economy continuing to pick up steam, this strategic investment will help Missourians with mental and developmental challenges live up to their God-given potential, while creating more high-paying jobs in our communities.”