Today, in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, the White House Domestic Policy Council, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services are meeting with 19 state legislators from 10 states to pass legislation. Improving mental health care. This legislative session follows the White House. platform Earlier this month, he met with county officials on mental health, as well as A Collecting with state legislatures held in September 2022.
The Biden-Harris administration has made mental health a priority, pouring unprecedented resources to address the mental health crisis, especially in our youth. In March 2022, the White House issued a general statement. Mental health strategy How we address mental health is designed to strengthen system capacity, care for more Americans, and create healthier environments.
This Mental Health Awareness Month, the administration announced a series of initiatives and investments, including awards of more than $95 million in 35 states for school-based mental health services and more than $200 million for states, territories, and tribes. Organizations help support “988” services and respond to problems. These investments are part of the administration’s billions of dollars to expand access to mental health services through President Biden’s Save America plan and the bipartisan Safe Communities Act.
During the meeting, lawmakers discussed steps they are taking at the state level to address the mental health crisis, including improving mental health services in schools and universities, funding and expanding “988” services, and increasing the mental health workforce. Top White House officials praised the leaders for their efforts and continued partnership with the Biden-Harris administration to improve mental health care for all Americans.