HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A new national report shows Connecticut is one of 11 states that have increased funding for mental health care every year since the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Some mental health care providers in Connecticut say the boost in state funding doesn't tell the whole story.
The figures were included the 3rd annual survey of state mental health care legislation from the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
Heather Gates, CEO of Community Health Resources, says the overall spending on mental health in Connecticut is skewed because the state has a dual system of more expensive state-operated programs and those run by not-for-profits.
The report comes as lawmakers return for a special session Tuesday to fix the state deficit and replenish earlier cuts to mental health agencies.