Is Florida missing out on $ 128 million for mental health?

The FPI report cites unprecedented demand created by the isolation, anxiety, grief and anger of the pandemic. In 2020 alone, the report said, more than 7,500 Floridians died from opioid overdoses, a 37% increase from 2019, and over 35,000 Florida children and teens were involuntarily institutionalized – arrested, transported, held for up to three days and subject to psychiatric exams under the state’s Baker Act.

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