MedPage Today March 1, 2022
Joyce Frieden

— Biden to unveil strategy during State of the Union address

WASHINGTON — Increasing the mental health workforce and improving parity in mental health coverage are among the mental health issues President Biden plans to address in Tuesday night’s State of the Union speech.

“Our country faces an unprecedented mental health crisis for people of all ages, one which COVID has exacerbated but which predates the current challenges,” a senior administration official said on a Tuesday morning phone call with reporters. “Two out of five adults today report symptoms of anxiety or depression and children face especially acute challenges as COVID has disrupted routines and relationships … The president will announce a mental health strategy that marks a major transformation...

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