Kaine, other senators introduce legislation to strengthen mental health response to pandemic

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Posted at 2:19 PM, Mar 11, 2021

Senator Tim Kaine and colleagues are introducing the COVID-19 Mental Health Research Act. The act would study the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health of Americans.

In a press release, Kaine’s office said the research would authorize $100 million each year for five years to the National Institute of Mental Health.

The grant will fund targeted research on COVID-19, like the impact on health care workers, long-term impact on mental health, increasing services for mental health needs, and finding effective strategies for suicide prevention, among others.

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