Cash from the American Rescue Plan may assist present funding to convey extra employees into Virginia’s psychological well being amenities.
Governor Northam stated he’s proposing funds to go to offering larger salaries and rent crucial positions. Proper now, five of the eight statewide institutions in Virginia are not accepting patients due to staffing shortages.
Virginia Senator Tim Kaine stated extra could be accomplished to deal with the issue.
“We don’t have a surplus of psychological well being amenities on this nation,” he stated. “We now have a scarcity. Pre-pandemic we didn’t have sufficient psychological well being therapy and prevention on this nation and post-pandemic the wants are going to be better nonetheless.”
Kaine stated he hopes to see extra discussions on the right way to deal with the wants of these fighting psychological well being.
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