Mental Illness rates are spiking, and victims feel forgotten by the Trump Administration
This doesn’t mean that nothing is being done. Democratic members of Congress have introduced a few bills geared toward helping people with mental illness. Rep. Grace F. Napolitano(D-CA) introduced the Mental Health in Schools Act of 2017 in order to allocate more money to early mental health intervention that is meant to be “linguistically and culturally appropriate, be trauma-informed, and incorporate age appropriate strategies of positive behavioral interventions and supports.” Democrats have also introduced the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment Accessibility Act of 2017 and the Mental Health Care Provider Retention Act of 2017. All these bills, however, are stuck in subcommittee hearings, unlikely to ever reach the House or Senate floor.