DHS seeks $70M increase for mental health services
In a recent budget release, the Department of Homeland Security is requesting an increase in funding for mental health services. The DHS wants to add $70 million dollars into its proposed budget that would be used toward prescription and psychotherapy treatment plans for employees who suffer from conditions such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The United States Department of Homeland Security has requested more money so they can improve their staff’s access to comprehensive mental healthcare programs. This request includes adding $70 million dollars towards prescriptions and therapeutic activities like cognitive behavioral therapy that will help treat issues such as PTSD/depression within department workers.
The Department of Homeland Security is seeking a $70 million increase in funding for mental health services.
In order to better protect the country from terrorist attacks, DHS has been working on ways to improve security and prevent violence at airports across the United States. In addition, it also seeks increased resources dedicated towards preventing potential terrorists from entering America through our borders or otherwise committing acts of domestic terrorism by increasing outreach programs that provide awareness about suicide prevention opportunities available locally.