Secretary will work with partners and elected officials across the country to address the nation’s mental health and behavioral health crises, which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Following President Joe Biden’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra kicked off the National Tour to Strengthen Mental Health in an effort to hear directly from Americans across the country about the behavioral health challenges they’re facing and engage with local elected officials and leaders to strengthen the mental health and crisis care system in our communities.

“The pandemic has not only taken a physical toll on all of us, but also brought on greater behavioral health challenges for everyone,” said Secretary Becerra. “From small towns to big cities, I’ll be traveling nationwide with members of my leadership team to meet with people who have been hit particularly hard, and partnering with local leaders to find ways to save lives in our communities. The Biden-Harris Administration will continue to deliver on our promise to build back better – and healthier.” Read more

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