Legislative Action Opportunity!
Federal Action Needed to Support Mental Health System
In the last few weeks, we know that life during COVID-19 has become more difficult – even more so for people with mental health conditions. In the best of times, we know it is hard to get mental health treatment and support, and the coronavirus is making it much worse, especially for people in crisis. And more people than ever, including essential workers, are experiencing a need for mental health care.
The result? A growing mental health emergency.
That’s why Congress needs to act quickly to support people with mental health needs in the next coronavirus relief bill.
People across the country are having trouble accessing treatment or medications, are worried about a loved one in crisis with nowhere to go, are facing an increase in their symptoms because of isolation or facing new challenges from their work on the front lines. Please help by asking your members of Congress to address the mental health impact of the coronavirus pandemic. It takes less than two minutes.
Tell your members of Congress to prioritize:
These are difficult times. And the need for mental health care continues to grow. Take action today. Your voice can make a difference in ensuring Congress addresses the mental health challenges our nation is facing as a result of this crisis.
Thank you for your advocacy.
For some background, earlier this month the National Council conducted a survey of 880 mental health providers. Here is what they found: