Congressional Hearings on Mental Health and Substance Use Crises
On Tuesday, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) held a hearing on mental health and substance use disorders. Witnesses included Jennifer D. Lockman of Centerstone Research Institute, a Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) and National Council member. Additionally, on Wednesday, the House Committee on Ways and Means held a hearing on America’s mental health crisis. In both hearings, members of Congress were engaged in discussions on the impact of COVID-19 on mental health and substance use, the need for Mental Health First Aid, and mental health parity, among other important topics. For summaries of the Senate HELP hearing, click here, and for the House Ways and Means hearing, click here.