CARES Act Provides $1 Million To Aid Mental Health Services For Oklahoma First Responders

Monday, August 31st 2020, 9:39 pm
By: News On 6

Police officers and other first responders can now get more mental health treatment from the federal CARES Act.

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services received more than $1 million to provide mental health treatment for law enforcement that will help 75,000 people statewide.

The money will be used to pay for mobile mental health programs to support first responders from their homes or offices. The program will begin in western and central Oklahoma before becoming available in other parts of the state.