Senator Sinema will build on her success expanding mental health care access and support for veterans, servicemembers, children, and families
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema joined the Senate Mental Health Caucus – a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers focused on addressing America’s mental health crisis, reducing stigma, and expanding access to care with commonsense solutions.
Throughout her time in Congress, Sinema has championed measures strengthening mental and behavioral health services for those in need. Last year, she co-wrote, negotiated, and led the historic Bipartisan Safer Communities Act – landmark legislation breaking decades of inaction in violence prevention by making unprecedented investments in mental health.
“By joining the bipartisan Mental Health Caucus, I’ll continue advocating for evidence-based solutions to our nation’s mental health crisis – as we did when investing and implementing our Bipartisan Safer Communities law, which saves lives every day,” said Sinema.
Sinema helped lead a number of bipartisan achievements that strengthen mental health care services and resources for many Americans – including Sinema’s Sgt. Daniel Somers Veterans Network of Support law, which creates networks of support for servicemembers transitioning to civilian life, Sinema’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which includes $15 billion in mental and behavioral health care services preventing community and school violence, the launch of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, and more.