Thursday, June 23, 2022: Mental Health

The House voted 402-20 to pass a bipartisan package that seeks to address mental health and substance use disorder (SUD). The Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act would allocate $5 million a year to a new a Behavioral Health Crisis Coordinating Office...

Friday, June 17, 2022: Mental Health

Just in time for Father’s Day, Senior Director Tym Rourke wrote a guest blog for the Partnership @drugfree NH that explores navigating fatherhood in the “new normal.” Tym shares his and his family’s personal experience weathering changes and challenges during the...

Thursday, June 16, 2022: Mental Health

Mental health advocates are cautioning that expanding access to mental health treatment won’t have a significant impact on gun violence. The experts note that most people with mental illness never become violent – approximately 4 percent of community violence can be...

Monday, June 13, 2022: Mental Health

A group of 20 senators released a bipartisan gun safety deal that includes funding for a nationwide expansion of community mental health clinics that provide 24/7 mental health crisis response, substance abuse treatment, and other services. The clinics would be...

Friday, June 10, 2022: Mental Health

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted a readout of Secretary Xavier Becerra’ roundtable discussions on the impact of social media on youth mental health. During the roundtable, local policymakers, students, and parents discussed how social...

Wednesday, June 8, 2022: Mental Health

America’s Health Insurance Plans released a survey indicating that 73 percent of insured Americans said that getting mental health care was easy. The survey polled 500 insured Americans who have sought professional mental health care for themselves or for...