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Lawmakers want to up schools' mental health funds

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — While state and federal politicians consider changes to gun laws, a group of Minnesota lawmakers want to improve mental health care in schools.

Sen. Kathy Sheran unveiled a bill Friday that would give schools an extra $10 million over the next two years to bring in mental health specialists. The bill would also provide more training to mental health professionals handling psychotic episodes, and resources for earlier treatment of teens experiencing a crisis.

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