White House Sets $100 Million For Mental Health In Newtown Anniversary Week


The Obama administration is announcing a $100 million plan to improve mental health services in advance of the one-year anniversary of the Newtown school shooting, USA Today reports. Vice President Biden discusses the plan today with families who lost loved ones during the Dec. 14 attack.

The $100 million will be made available “to increase access to mental health services and improve mental health facilities as part of the Administration’s ongoing commitment to help individuals experiencing mental health problems,” said the White House. Half the money will come through the new health care law to help community centers provide more mental health services. The rest, via the Department of Agriculture, will help finance rural facilities.

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