NEW YORK – The United States’ second gentleman, Douglas Emhoff, and the country’s Secretary of Health and Human Services, Xavier Becerra, will travel to New York on Friday, March 10 to host a panel discussion on mental health and stigma around this issue in the Latin American community.

Telemundo 47 is the first outlet to report on the White House event which is part of the second anniversary of the economic rescue package, a law that provided essential funds for mental health services. A total of $5 billion of the legislation went to states and community organizations that provide mental health and addiction treatment, and made funds available to hire more mental health professionals in schools.

For the round table, which will take place in Pediatrics 2000Emhoff and Becerra will be joined by a community member directly affected by the issue, doctors and other frontline workers, and New York leaders.

Mental health has also been a hot topic in New York. Earlier this year, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a billion-dollar plan to address the state’s mental health crisis, with more psychiatric infrastructure in hospitals and more housing public for people in treatment and convalescence. . For his part, the city’s mayor, Eric Adams, introduced an agenda in early March focused on improving family and child mental health, solving the overdose crisis and expanding support for illnesses. serious mental.

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