The Mental Health Matters Act, HR 7780, passed the House on September 29, 2022, by a vote of 220–205. The proposed resolution, currently awaiting a vote in the Senate, authorizes funding for the development of curricula that improve mental health for children, relaxes requirements for required documentation of disabilities, and allocates funding to research workplace stress across all industries in the wake of COVID-19. These provisions characterize bipartisan support to expand mental health resources and services for students and professionals.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution website on April 19, 2023. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Krantz, Ethan, "Mental Health Matters Act, Not Just Mental Health" (2023). CJCR Blog. 58.