IT'S TIME TO SUPPORT CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH
Children today are experiencing increased loads of stress and anxiety – whether it stems from conflicts, violence in their communities, loss of a loved one, effects of COVID-19 on schooling, or living life on the move. Children simply cannot afford any more stress on their mental health.
The Mental Health in International Development and Humanitarian Settings Act or MINDS Act is the first piece of legislation to address mental health and psychosocial support in U.S. foreign assistance. This bill supports best practices, lays the groundwork for a U.S. government global mental health strategy, and emphasizes the needs of vulnerable populations – including children in adversity, those living in poverty and conflict zones, women and girls, and other marginalized communities.
Let's ensure that vulnerable children are protected from everything that affects their ability to thrive and succeed, including through ongoing mental health support. Please ask your elected official to cosponsor the MINDS Act in the 118th Congress.
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