Roy Blunt, United States Senator for Missouri
Today marks World Mental Health Day. Approximately one in four
[link 1] adults suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder each year across
It's so important that we work to remove the stigma
associated with behavioral health treatment and start treating mental
health illnesses like physical health.
As part of National Mental Health
Month this May, I visited [link 2] nine facilities across Missouri to
learn more from our health care professionals and community leaders
about the ways that we treat mental health challenges.
the "Caring for America's Heroes Act [link 3]," to bring mental health
treatment in-line with the way physical injuries are treated under
TRICARE. I also worked with Senator Stabenow to successfully pass [link
4] a version of the bipartisan "Excellence in Mental Health Act [link
5]," which will expand access to community mental health services and
strengthen the quality of care provided to those living with mental
Please visit my website to find out more about my efforts to
improve behavioral health treatment.
This is a
critical issue, and I'll keep fighting to ensure everyone - including our
veterans, active duty military, and families - has access to timely,
I hope you'll join this important discussion online by
sharing your thoughts on my Facebook [link 7] page, on Twitter [link
8], Instagram [link 9], and on YouTube [link 10].
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