A January 23, 2013 NBC News report recently indicated that the Sandy Hook shootings are affecting the way state government is viewing mental health care. Formerly, many states were saving money by downsizing expenditures on mental health care. Given the current pressure to provide mental health care services, many states expect to allocate more revenues to mental health care or are deciding to forego mental health cuts that were formerly considered.

Pennsylvania is one of the states which decided to eliminate proposed mental health budget cuts in response to the rising concerns brought to the forefront by the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School. For more information on how other states are responding to the need for mental health care, view  www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50564335. Share your thoughts and concerns about the importance of funding for mental health care.