St. PAUL, Minn. (KEYC) — Gov. Tim Walz joined state officials and mental health leaders Friday to discuss mental health resources available to the public, as the pandemic continues to take a mental and physical toll on people.
Walz announced that IKEA U.S. Community Foundation is donating $1. 2 million to the state in response to the pandemic. Funds will help provide resources through the school-linked mental health program, which includes 58 mental health providers and covers 1,100 schools across the state.
“These providers play a critical role in the health of our children and families especially now coping with the isolation and stress that come on with distant learning. And earlier this year we used 3 million of our CARES Act dollars to support mental health care needs for children, youth and families. So more than ever prioritizing you, your family and neighbors health,” said Walz.