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The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) praises the significant mental health investments outlined in President Biden’s FY 2023 proposed budget released yesterday. As previewed in the President’s State of the Union address, the budget includes a variety of policy proposals that would increase access to mental health care.
“NAMI is grateful that the President’s budget includes such an unprecedented focus on mental health,” said NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. “From initiatives to address the acute shortage of mental health professionals to investments in youth mental health and 988 crisis response systems, this is the level of investment that our nation’s ongoing mental health crisis needs and deserves. We call upon Congress to pass a FY 2023 spending bill that recognizes the importance of this issue.”
Key mental health investments in the President’s FY 2023 proposed budget include:
“NAMI urges the House and Senate to prioritize mental health by enacting these key provisions of the President’s budget into law,” Gillison said. “We will continue to advocate for federal policymakers to take necessary actions to ensure people get help early, get the best possible care and get diverted from the criminal justice system.”