A Proclamation on National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month, 2022

     During National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month, we rededicate ourselves to transforming the lives of America’s youth through prevention.  We commit to building and supporting communities where young Americans can live healthy and fulfilling lives, free from the dangers of substance use, laying the groundwork for strong future generations.      Our country has been battered…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Announces Two New Actions to Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Our nation’s young people are facing an unprecedented mental health crisis. Even before the pandemic, rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts among youth were on the rise. The pandemic exacerbated those issues, disrupting learning, relationships, and routines and increasing isolation – especially among our nation’s young people. More than 40 percent of teenagers state…

FACT SHEET: White House Announces over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan Investments in Our Workforce – With More Coming

Vice President Kamala Harris to deliver remarks at White House Summit and reinforce call for state and local leaders to invest American Rescue Plan funds to help more Americans secure good-paying jobs On Wednesday, the White House will announce that over $40 Billion in American Rescue Plan funds have been committed to strengthening and expanding…

FACT SHEET: President Biden to Sign Historic Executive Order Advancing LGBTQI+ Equality During Pride Month

President Biden believes that no one should face discrimination because of who they are or whom they love. Since President Biden took office, he has championed the rights of LGBTQI+ Americans and people around the world, accelerating the march towards full equality. As President Biden said during his first joint address to Congress, the President…

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Highlights Strategy to Address the National Mental Health Crisis

As we mark Mental Health Awareness Month, our country faces an unprecedented mental health crisis among people of all ages. Two in five American adults report symptoms of anxiety and depression, and more than half of parents express concern over their children’s mental well-being. Over forty percent of teenagers state they struggle with persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness. These growing demands…

A Proclamation on National Mental Health Awareness Month, 2022

Each May we raise awareness about the importance of mental health and its impact on the well-being of all Americans, including children, adults, families, and communities across our Nation.  We also give thanks to the dedicated mental health providers whose service and support improve the lives of so many Americans.  We stand in solidarity with…

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: President Biden’s National Drug Control Strategy Receives Broad Support from Public Health, Public Safety, and Local, State and Federal Leaders

President Biden’s announcement of his inaugural National Drug Control Strategy, which outlines a whole-of-government approach to beat the overdose epidemic is receiving praise from public health and safety leaders, as well as Congressional, State, and Local officials from across the country. Read more below: Public Health and Safety Leaders The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery…

FACT SHEET: President Biden to Announce Strategy to Address Our National Mental Health Crisis, As Part of Unity Agenda in his First State of the Union

In his first State of the Union, the President will outline a unity agenda consisting of policy where there has historically been support from both Republicans and Democrats, and call on Congress to send bills to his desk to deliver progress for the American people.  As part of this unity agenda, he will announce a…

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