Keeping the Community Informed About Mental Health and Suicide Prevention

By Denise Holcomb  

Removing The Stigma

On December 21, 2020, Congress passed the Fiscal Year 2021 Congressional Budget. Included in the budget were vital increases for suicide prevention programs at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, language was included to prioritize suicide prevention research at the National Institute for Mental Health and Department of Defense.

Increases for the following programs were also included in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies bill:

The Defense Appropriations bill included:

To view the full bill text of the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies bill click here, and to see the full Defense Appropriations bill click here

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