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As the nation confronts an ongoing mental health crisis, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) praises President Biden for continuing to prioritize mental health in his administration’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 budget proposal, released earlier today. The proposal focuses on increasing the mental health workforce, expanding crisis response and the new 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, improving mental health parity, and additional proposals that will help people affected by mental health conditions.
“Mental health is the bipartisan issue of our time. NAMI is grateful to President Biden for continuing to make mental health care one of the top national priorities in his budget proposal,” said NAMI CEO Daniel H. Gillison Jr. “No family is untouched by our mental health crisis, and we look forward to working with congressional leaders in both parties to continue the bipartisan focus on addressing the mental health needs in our country.”
Key mental health investments in the Biden administration’s FY 2024 proposed budget include: