Smith Opens up on Mental Health

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(Learfield) U.S. Senator Tina Smith says she experienced depression twice in her life, once as a teenager and again in her late-30s.

The Minnesota Democrat is proposing one-billion dollars in funding for grants over a five-year period for mental health programs.

The money would go to local school districts which partner with treatment organizations. The bill lacks a Republican co-sponsor, so its chances are uncertain.

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