Kentucky General Assembly (generic gavel)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Lawmakers in Kentucky could pass a bill to create a statewide training program for mental health first aid. 

House Bill 153 cleared the Kentucky House, 93-0, and is now in the Kentucky Senate.

The bill would allow educators, law enforcement and first responders to "diffuse a crisis early" by offering them evidence-based mental training to use.

Rep. Tina Bojanowski is co-sponsoring the bill and said her experience with a similar program through JCPS made an impression on her.

Training costs would be covered by grants administered by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

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