Dear Friend, 

America is suffering from a serious mental health crisis. One in five Minnesotans battle mental illness each year, and for too long the need for care has significantly outpaced its availability.

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Earlier this week, we introduced bipartisan legislation to address this problem. The Securing Facilities for Mental Health Services Act would eliminate the prohibition currently in the National Housing Act that prevents inpatient psychiatric hospitals from applying for mortgage assistance. Psychiatric hospitals are the only type of healthcare facility prevented from accessing mortgage assistance programs.



Currently, 80% of Minnesota counties have a mental health care shortage. This bill will help build and expand new mental health facilities, so Minnesotans in crisis have access to care.

I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to ensure that every American has access to quality mental health treatment.






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