NASW Attends Launch of Senate Mental Health Caucus


NASW staff meeting John Fetterman

NASW staff recently attended the launch of the U.S. Senate Mental Health Caucus on Capitol Hill. In the photo, from left, are Dina Kastner, public policy and advocacy manager at NASW; Sarah Butts, director of public policy at NASW; U.S. Sen. John Fetterman, D-Pa., and Ja’Bree Harris, public policy and advocacy manager at NASW. 

The National Alliance on Mental Illness said the caucus will work to find bipartisan, commonsense solutions to address the nation’s ongoing mental health crisis. It will serve as a forum where senators and their staff can collaborate and promote mental health solutions, hold events to raise awareness of critical mental health issues, and reduce stigma, NAMI said. The caucus aims to improve prevention and early intervention efforts, expand the country’s mental health professional workforce, enhance our nation’s crisis response services, and increase access to evidence-based mental health treatment and commonsense solutions for all Americans.

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