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May 07, 2020

New Jersey Senator Wants to Provide Free Mental Health Hotline

New Jersey state Senator Anthony Bucco, R-Morris, is introducing legislation designed to support the mental health needs of health-care workers and first responders helping – and coping – with the COVID-19 response. Senator Bucco wants the state to require a toll-free hotline for first responders and medical workers to call for mental health referrals. In addition, Senator Bucco is suggesting that mental health programs for these workers should be set up and paid for by the state or federal government.