Help support investments in mental health for our children

Nevada’s children face a mental health crisis like never before.

 

Over 34,000 Nevada youth suffered from at least one major depressive episode in 2020. An estimated 22,000 did not receive treatment. Over 8,000 Nevada youth lack coverage for mental health even if they are insured.* Due to the lack of mental health providers, especially in rural areas, these numbers are undoubtedly higher.

 

Nevada is ranked 51st in the nation for the prevalence of mental illness and lower rates of access to care.

 

Together, we can change that.

 

On Wednesday, August 17th at 9 am, the Interim Finance Committee (IFC) will meet to determine several of the Governor’s proposals to invest ARP funds into Nevada, including critically-needed funding for one of our most vulnerable populations – our children. Over $50 million dollars for children’s mental health services and investing in infrastructure to support our children at school, home, and in needed medical facilities.

At the beginning of each IFC meeting, there is an opportunity to provide public comment. Join us in calling in or emailing and testifying on the public record about how crucial this funding is.

 

Don’t let our children face this crisis alone.

*Source: https://mhanational.org/issues/2020/mental-health-america-youth-data

 

 

 

To Provide Public Comment:

 

Public testimony under this agenda item may be presented in-person, by phone, or by written

comment. Because of time considerations, each person offering testimony during this period of public comment will be limited to not more than 2 minutes.

 

To call in to provide testimony during this period of public comment in the meeting any time after 8:30 am on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, dial (669)-900-6833.

 

When prompted to provide the Meeting ID, please enter 890 7174 9642 and then press #. When prompted for a Participant ID, please press #. To resolve any issues related to dialing

in to provide public comment for this meeting, please call (775) 684-6990.

 

A person may also have comments added to the minutes of the meeting by submitting them in writing either in addition to testifying or in lieu of testifying.

 

Written comments may be submitted electronically before, during, or after the meeting by email to IFC@lcb.state.nv.us.

 

You may also mail written documents to the

Fiscal Analysis Division,

401 South Carson St.,

Carson City, NV 89701,

or fax them to (775) 684-6475.

 

 

Key areas of this proposal include: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to the support that respite provides, Family to Family Peer Support provides instrumental, social, and informational support to families with children with behavioral health and special education needs. Family members with lived experience work to support other families as they navigate community resources and this model has dem