- Policy & Research
- About KHI
Jan. 9, 2013
TOPEKA Gov. Sam Brownback is expected to announce what his office is calling a “new mental health initiative” during an early afternoon press conference Thursday at Wyandot Center, the community mental health center in Kansas City.
Accompanying the governor will be Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services Secretary Shawn Sullivan.
Several sources familiar with the initiative told KHI News Service that it was in response to the recent shooting deaths of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The governor’s plan is expected to emphasize services for people who are mentally ill and thought to be a danger to themselves or others.
The KHI News Service is an editorially independent initiative of the Kansas Health Institute. It is supported in part by a variety of underwriters. The News Service is committed to timely, objective and in-depth coverage of health issues and the policy-making environment. All News Service stories and photos may be republished at no cost with proper attribution, including a link back to KHI.org when a story is reposted online. An automatically updated feed of headlines and more from KHI can be included on your website using the KHI widget. More about the News Service at khi.org/newsservice or contact us at (785) 233-5443.