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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Klobuchar Pushes Legislation for Mental Health Funding

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Klobuchar Pushes Legislation for Mental Health Funding
Klobuchar Pushes Legislation for Mental Health Funding
It's called the Coronavirus Mental Health and Addiction Assistance Act.

I'm george mallet first this evening.

The pandemic is leaving millions of americans stressed... anxious and uncertain about the future.

To ease their minds... u?

"*s senator amy klobuchar is introducing legislation that would award grants for mental health services.

Kimt news 3's isabella basco joins us live with the details ?

"* isabella?

Xxx well ?

"* senator klobuchar says 45 percent of adults report coronavirus has impacted their mental health ?

"* which means there's a need for more support groups... telehealth and outreach programs. that's why klobuchar is promoting a package in washington called the coronavirus mental health and addiction assistance act.

It appropriates 100?

"*million o initiate or expand mental health and substance use disorder services like telephone helplines.... websites and training programs. all day ?

"* klobuchar has been talking to republican senators to pass it.

Klobuchar insists ?

"* we can't ignore minnesotans' cries for help.

Xxx "we have no choice, we have to do this, i will quote the president.

He says it's going to get worse before it gets better, with unemployment, with rent payments and the like.

We know there's going to be a day after tomorrow, we know a vaccine is being developed, many vaccines but we can't have the bottom fall out from our economy right now."

Klobuchar's legislation has been endorsed by organizations like the national alliance on mental illness and the american counseling association.

Live in rochester ib thank you isabella.

This legislation will also direct the department of health and human services to collect data to better understand the pandemic's

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