Georgia lawmakers announce major bill to tackle mental health crisis

By Cala Renehan and Adalis Rojas Interns, Carter Center Mental Health Program A bipartisan group of Georgia lawmakers unveiled a massive bill to overhaul mental healthcare in Georgia during Mental Health Day at the state Capitol.   The Mental Health Parity Act comes after years of advocacy by the Georgia…

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Not all insurance companies cover mental health services. The Carter Center seeks solutions through journalism.

By Kristyn Wellesley Collaborative Manager Over two years, I led reporting teams at USA TODAY that covered some of the most tragic events in recent Florida history, from mass shootings to devastating hurricanes. Of the five mass shootings we covered in that time, the hardest was February 14, 2018, at…