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The White House has outlined a unified agenda on addressing the current and ongoing mental health crisis in the United States.

The proposed agenda allocates $700 Million to expand mental health programming in the United States. In addition, it lays out an approach to reduce disparities, promote mental health equity, and advance the behavioral health systems in our country.

Through peer supports, workforce expansion, and a focus on marginalized populations, the Administration hopes to transform how mental health is understood, perceived, accessed, treated, and integrated – in and out of health care settings.

Mental Health America of Indiana appreciates the plan's commitments on early intervention -- as the youth mental health crisis has risen in recent years. Over 50% of people will be diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point in their lifetime, we must be ready with a workforce to meet the needs of individuals seeking help.

This proposal aligns well with many of the initiatives already started by Indiana lawmakers. Mental Health America of Indiana stands ready to work with federal and state leadership to work to bring victory over mental illness for all.

To read more about the strategy to address the nation's mental health crisis, click HERE.


Stephen C. McCaffrey

President and CEO

Mental Health America of Indiana

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