Support Adequate and Sustainable Funding for Community Mental Health Services

PA Legislators

The pandemic has had an enormous impact on the mental health and well-being of Pennsylvanians of all ages. This increased demand for mental health services, combined with the impact of long-term underfunding of these lifesaving services, has pushed the state’s mental health safety net to the breaking point.

But waiting lists and caseloads for those suffering from many mental illnesses are at unprecedented levels not just because of increased demand, but also because state funding has been insufficient for years.

The state’s “base funding” for these programs has remained flat for more than a decade. Counties have stepped up and invested local dollars to deliver these lifesaving services, but the foundation is cracking. Counties have a strong track record in managing efficient, cost-effective programs, but more support from Harrisburg is necessary.

We are calling on Pennsylvania state legislators to increase funding for these vital community services in the upcoming budget.

Petition by
PA Mental Health Partner
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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To: PA Legislators
From: [Your Name]

The pandemic has had an enormous impact on the mental health and well-being of Pennsylvanians of all ages. This increased demand for mental health services, combined with the impact of long-term underfunding of these lifesaving services, has pushed the state’s mental health safety net to the breaking point.​
But waiting lists and caseloads for those suffering from many mental illnesses are at unprecedented levels not just because of increased demand, but also because state funding has been insufficient for years.

Base funding for these vital community mental health services have remained flat for over a decade. Now is the time to step up for the needs of your constituents by increasing funding for these critical community services in the upcoming budget.