Coalition of mental health organizations support bipartisan slate of mental health bills in the U.S. House

WASHINGTON, D.C., MAY 12, 2021— A coalition of mental health and wellness organizations including the Eating Disorders Coalition, Inseparable, The Kennedy Forum, Mental Health
America, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Well Being Trust, applaud a slate of bipartisan mental health bills that passed in the U.S. House with 349-74 votes on Wednesday, May 12. The
groups now urge the Senate to take action on the measures, stating:

“We, as leading mental health organizations in the nation, support this vital package of bipartisan mental health bills. Now, more than ever, lawmakers need to take measures to ensure the mental well-being of all Americans, who for too long have languished in a system that puts mental health on the back burner. The bills will work toward suicide prevention, supporting youth in need of mental health support, establishing equity in mental health services, and more. With the Covid-19 pandemic taking a heavy toll on Americans’ emotional health, the passage of these bills is timely. These bills are strongly bipartisan, showing that lawmakers are willing to work across the aisle to improve mental health services. This is an issue that impacts us all – no matter our political ideology or party. We urge the Senate to take up these measures during May, which has been designated Mental Health Month.”

Read the full release and excerpts from a letter to Congress by the Mental Health Liaison Group, a coalition of national organizations representing mental health and addiction providers.