Increase the funding.
That’s the call from advocacy groups and some lawmakers in New York State who want to see more funding for mental health issues.
They argue organizations on the front lines of the issue have lacked support from the state in the past.
Experts are calling for a funding increase of 3% each year over the next five years.
The Mental Health Association in New York state says many of its organizations are fiscally unstable and are in jeopardy of closing due to a lack of funding.