“Mental health affects all of us, which is why I named tackling the mental health crisis a core pillar of my Unity Agenda,” Biden said on Tuesday. “As I outlined in my State of the Union address last March, we can and must do more to transform how we address mental health in America,” said Biden.

According to Biden, the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics are “proven to improve health outcomes while lowering costs by delivering 24/7 mental health and substance use care to millions of Americans, no matter who they are or whether they can pay.”

The clinics will be funded through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and the American Rescue Plan.

In June, Biden signed the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act to help address mental health needs across the nation, particularly for young people exposed to violence.

Over the past few weeks, the Biden Administration has announced the funding for school-based mental health professionals to expand trauma-informed services in schools.

In the coming weeks, the Biden Administration will announce “additional resources to support our heroic mental health workers and help communities strengthen mental health,” according to President Biden.

“My Administration remains committed to ensuring that everyone has access to services and support when and where they need them.”

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